Iona College Pipe Band
Founded in 1966 by Brother Charles Quinn and Jack Dooley, the Iona College Pipe Band is managed, directed and comprised of full-time undergraduate students. The original band consisted of 14 players, but since then it has doubled in size. The band members typically reside in the tri-state area, but they have had members from around the nation including Illinois, California and even Alaska.
Today, the Iona College Pipe Band is a mainstay and defining characteristic at Iona College. The pipe band perform at almost all the major events Iona hosts, such as the undergraduate and graduate graduation ceremonies, Homecoming, Open House and the annual Scholarship Award Gala. In addition to playing at events for other clubs and organizations on campus, the pipe band proudly represents Iona College at multiple off-campus parades throughout the academic year, including the world-renowned New York City St. Patrick's Day parade.
The Iona College Pipe Band is a unique group of performers dedicated to Iona College and the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe. Every fall, the band hosts their Fall Concert, which showcases Irish folk music, Irish step dancers and an exceptional performance by the Iona College Pipe Band.
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First Place – 54th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016: Best Large Pipe & Drum Band
First Place – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) 2012: Best High School and College Pipes and Drums
First Place – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) 2011: Best High School and College Pipes and Drums
First Place – Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2009: Best College Pipe Band
Second Place – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) 2008: Best High School and College Pipes and Drums
First Place – Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2006
Pipe Band Reunion Video
Piper Reunion Slide Show
Iona College Pipe Band Facebook Page
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