Manly Warringah Pipe Band are a very active traditional Scottish Pipe Band. The 30+ members of the band consist of bagpipers, drummers, and highland dancers. Based in the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, Manly Warringah Pipe Band welcome new members to the band, be they beginners or experienced players. Tuition is available for the pipes and drums; Highland dancing is also taught. We are open to anyone of any age with current learners and members ranging in age from 9 to over 60. The band tartan is the Military Gordon (as worn by the Gordon Highlanders); the rest of the uniform depending on the occasion.

History of the Band

Manly Warringah Pipe Band has been playing for 70 years (we were founded in 1949), going from strength to strength, fuelled by the enjoyment of playing amongst a friendly, social group of people with a common passion. The last few years have been particularly exciting as the band participated in the Massed Pipes and Drums at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland in 2012, 2015, and 2018, in Sydney in 2010 and Melbourne in 2016, at the Basel Tattoo in 2017, and we have been invited to perform again in Basel in 2020. Leading the band is Drum Major Chloe van de Velde and Pipe Major Nick Roelvink. If you are interested, get in touch! Contact Us

Hire the Band

Whether you want to hire a lone piper, drummer, or the whole band, we are happy to accommodate.

Our pipers and drummers are dedicated players who live and breathe their music. We have a wide breadth to our repertoire and can provide guidance and suggestions in the choice of music for any event.

Having played at weddings, parties, funerals, and corporate and community events, we have the experience to provide a professional and memorable experience.

If you want to know more please contact us.

Weddings & Ceremonies

Make your special day one you and your guests will never forget. Book an experienced bagpiper, a snare drummer and bagpiper duo, or even the whole band to add something unique and special to your event that will create lasting memories.

Surf Carnivals & Festivals

Add that WOW factor to your event with an experience Scottish Pipe Band. Including a Pipe Band entertains your audience with lively music at the same time as providing an audible beat that helps parade participants to march in time and look smart!

International & Other Events

Manly Warringah Pipe Band is experienced in many varying types of events from private birthday parties and corporate events, through to international productions such as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Contact us today to discuss your event.


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Enjoy a selection of photos of the band from various performances.

If you have photos of the band that you would like to send to us, we would love to see them!

Please get in touch to send us any photos you have of the band.

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Upcoming Performances

You can see the band performing for many various occasions and events throughout the year from surf carnivals to international Tattoos. Browse the calendar below for information on upcoming performances.
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Practice Address
Manly Oval, Sydney Road, Manly NSW Australia
Contact Details
E-mail: mwpbsecretary@gmail.com Phone: +61 419 265 099