The University of Queensland Pipe Band, otherwise known as the World's Friendliest Pipe Band, is an award winning pipe band and the current grade three Queensland Pipe Band Champions. Over the last last 15 years the band has been performing for and entertaining crowds across Australia.
In August 2013 the band completed a successful Scottish tour, winning at both the Dundonald Highland Games and Perth Highland Games. The band also competed at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, and performed in the Piping Live! festival.
Formed in 1998 at Emmanuel College the band includes experienced championship performers as well as learners. The band remains as fresh, enthusiastic and friendly as the day they first played together.
The University of Queensland Pipe Band performing in Scotland, 2013
The UQ Pipe Band has been upgraded to the Grade 3 competition for 2014!
The band completed a successful Scotland tour in August 2013, winning grade 4 at the Dundonald Highland Games and Perth Highland Games in Scotland.
The UQ Pipe Band won the Queensland Pipe Band Championships for grade 4, for the second year in a row!