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Want to make your party that little bit more special with a piper or even a full band? We are happy to cater for all events!

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Would you like to see us play? Take a look through our scheduled performances.

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Play along

Would you like to learn to play the bagpipes or drums? You're very welcome to join us!

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In the spotlight

Radio 2 inteview


We wensen iedereen een goed eindejaar, en een fantastisch begin van 2024. Ons goede voornemen? Veel repeteren! 😉

Upcoming events

At these future events we will be putting our best musical foot forward to bring along a great atmosphere and fun. Hopefully we will see you there too!


Whenever you happen to hear Scottish pipes and drums in Flanders (but also far beyond), chances are that these notes are played by the Flanders Memorial Pipe Band, reminding you of our wartime past. You can spot us during compelling commemorations at the numerous British cemetries, but also in the festive streets where we like to let our tunes resound. You can recognize us by our blue tartan, unicorn badge and Celtic cross on our chest.


Our impressively grown pipe band once started out very small. It was originally created by a musical encounter between Jean-Pierre Vermeulen and the Scottish Kintyre School Pipe Band during a trip to Scotland. Immediately enchanted and fascinated by Scottish music, he made his dream come true. In October 2006, a new pipe band in Belgium was born, called (you'll never guess) the Flanders Memorial Pipe Band.

Jean-Pierre contacted some of the first interested people to whom he taught the principles (first notes) of bagpipe music. Soon the grouop grew to about 10 members. In 2010 the FMPB already had about 25 members, who each learned the technique, tunes or scores at their own pace.

In the beginning of 2014 the Flanders Memorial Pipeband and the RBLS Passchendaele 1917 Pipes and Drums met and decided to continue together in their mission to group people who are attracted to Scottish culture and more specifically Scottish music and folklore. Both bands complemented each other well and in this way the band was able to make great strides.

A few years later, we are proud of every one of our circa 40 members. Together we hope to give many more people the pleasure of learning, playing and listening to music. We march on enthusiastically and are looking forward to what the future has in store.


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