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Old 12-04-2017, 01:16 PM   #11
Dan Bell
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Default Re: Is there any band that has no set uniform (i.e., own choice)?

Many sanctioning bodies for competitive bands require matched uniforms, or have local unwritten customs that encourage bands to be matched. If you're not a competitive band or live where this isn't an issue, do whatever you want.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:56 AM   #12
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Default Re: Is there any band that has no set uniform (i.e., own choice)?

I wear an different organizational tartan than the FD's P&D's I perform with. Part of this is due to cost considerations of a proper kilt. But as they need pipers and I'm the only Firefighter (retired) I get a bit of leeway. As being of mixed Irish, French, & German ancestry, I suppose I could go with a solid color kilt and really confuse people on the Redneck Riviera.

Additionally I pipe with St. John's Pipers, not an organized band per say. We're multidenominational and we all wear various kilts, but tend towards a good time & practice together regularly.

As for required specific kilt pattern or tartan, that is more dependent upon how the Band is organized and how it functions.
Breaching the peace? What bagpipes officer?
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:30 PM   #13
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Default Re: Is there any band that has no set uniform (i.e., own choice)?

If there was a joint band effort here... in my experience you could wear your own kilt and kit.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:04 PM   #14
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Default Re: Is there any band that has no set uniform (i.e., own choice)?

I have seen this with smaller pipe bands - in one case the kilts were the same but the socks were different - haven’t really seen this in the larger bands
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