Iona University Pipe Band

I chose Iona solely because I wanted to play in the pipe band.

Holly DeRosa

Holly DeRosa ’18, '19MA

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Carry on Iona tradition and join the ranks of Iona’s award-winning Pipe Band! Our Pipe Band performs at major campus events, such as Homecoming and Commencement, and even leads the University’s march up Fifth Avenue in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The Iona University Pipe Band was awarded first place in the College and High School Pipes and Drums division in the 2019 NYC St. Patrick's Day parade awards!

Founded in 1966 by Brother Charles Quinn and Jack Dooley, the Pipe Band is a unique group of performers dedicated to Iona University and the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe.

My advice to prospective students? Join the Pipe Band!

Michael McGlone

Michael McGlone ’17

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The Pipe Band competes regularly at parades throughout the tri-state area.

2023 Parade Schedule

The Pipe Band is scheduled to appear at parades in the following locations:

  • Stamford, Conn.
    • March 4
  • Rutherford, N.J.
    • March 5
  • White Plains, N.Y.
    • March 11
  • West Orange, N.J.
    • March 12
  • NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
    • March 17
  • Yonkers, N.Y.
    • March 18
  • Pearl River, N.Y.
    • March 19


  • Best Pipe Band, 2022 
    • Yonkers, N.Y.
  • Best Marching Unit, 2021
    • Port Jervis, N.Y.
  • Best High School/University Pipe Band, 2018 & 2019 
    • New York City

Past Parades

The Pipe Band has participated in parades in the following locations:

  • Highland Falls, N.Y.
  • Rockaway, N.Y.
  • Mamaroneck, N.Y.
  • Throggs Neck, N.Y.
  • West Orange, N.J.
  • Stamford, Conn.
  • Greenwich, Conn.

pipe Band Contact

If you would like the Iona University Pipe Band to perform at your event, please complete the Pipe Band Request Form here.

For information about event details or on joining the band, please contact Liam Geer ’21 at

Leader of the Iona College Pipe Band marches on St. Patrick's Day.
Four pipers play at the Iona birthday party.
The pipe band huddles up before playing.
A member of the pipe band plays a drum at the Iona birthday party.
The piper band plays at an open house.
The Pipers play at the University birthday party.
Liam plays a drum in the St. Patricks Day parade.

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