Eugene Bagpiper 1

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Eugene Bagpiper 1

This Eugene Bagpiper's beginning of his bagpiping career was neither epic nor inspiring- in truth it was quite random. Near the small highland village of Gresham, Oregon, where he spent my youth, there was a Highland Games held annually. Each year his family and he attended the event and received a small dose of Scottish heritage. He really enjoyed how bizarre and exciting the bagpipe sounded and decided to start taking private lessons. He was very lucky to have Mark Tomasetti as his teacher.

Eugene Bagpiper performances

Sixteen years have passed since that day, and this Eugene Bagpiper played bagpipes competitively throughout Portland, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Ontario, and Scotland. In addition to playing as a soloist, he has a passion for playing in bagpipe bands as well, including:

The Sir James McDonald Pipe Band (grade 4) a youth band in Portland for bagpipers and drummers under the age of 18.
The Monmouth College Pipe Band (grade 3) in Monmouth, Illinois where this Eugene Bagpiper also went to school and received a full ride scholarship for bagpiping.
The New Westminster Police Pipe Band (grade 2 and formerly Maple Ridge Pipe Band) in Vancouver, B.C.
The Portland Metro Pipe Band (grade 2 and his current band) which has just returned from a very successful trip to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland.
He also assisted directing an all youth pipe band (the Portland Metro Pipe Band youth, grade 4) in the Portland area.

Eugene Bagpiper credits

In addition to playing with bagpipe bands, this Eugene Bagpiper has also played with a few celtic-rock bands, and wholeheartedly enjoy playing with other musicians. In one engagement, Portland Metro and he had the pleasure of playing a set with the Chieftains.

Bagpiping has truly filled this Eugene Bagpiper life with great joy; he is so happy to have learned it, and will continue to share bagpipe music with the world for the rest of his life!

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