Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum Exhibition

Former Ingersoll Pipe Major Bob Collins; 2nd generation member
A Piper's Salute
Until October 1, 2020 (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

The ingersoll Museum is proud to present "A Piper's Salute", a new temporary exhibition honouring the 110th anniversary of the Ingersoll Pipe Band. Recognized as North America's oldest, continual, non-military pipe band, the Ingersoll group was formed in 1910 when four pipers emigrated from Scotland to find work in Ingersoll. Their Pipe Major was Tom Johnston from the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. 

When WW1 was declared the bandsmen enlisted. PM Johnston was sent to the 42nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, where he served as Pipe Major in the early hours of November 11th, 1918 leading the Canadian troops in the recaptured City of Mons Belgium. 

Over the last 110 years, the Ingersoll Pipe Band have been ambassadors for Ingersoll and Canada in other parts of the world.  There have been more than 200 different members, including three generations of the same family serving as Pipe Major.

This exhibition looks into the history of the band, examining the role of music in times of war and peace.

290 Harris Street, Ingersoll
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Ingersoll Pipe Band