The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band was formed in 1952 as a non-profit arts education organization serving the Seattle community, and seeks to broaden the public's interest in and appreciation for traditional Scottish piping, drumming, and dancing in the Pacific Northwest.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3)organization, the band finances uniform and equipment needs primarily through performance fees and individual donations. The KHPB is also eligible for private, local, state and federal grant programs. It costs upwards of several thousand dollars to outfit a band member with the full highland dress uniform, and every drum can cost several hundreds of dollars.
If you wish to support the KHPB, there are several steps you can take to help our organization fulfill its mission of preserving Scottish culture and traditional piping and drumming:
Donations to KHPB are tax-exempt and every dollar in financial support goes a long way
in helping KHPB provide free performances to local schools and non-profit organizations, and
assists in offsetting the equipment, uniform, and travel costs the band incurs.
You can donate directly to our mailing address
and you will receive a letter acknowledging your generous gift. Also, many corporations in the Seattle area (including Microsoft and Boeing) have the band registered in their matching gift programs.
Hire the Band:
Hiring a solo piper or the full band for your next event can create a wonderful atmosphere and the right amount of excitement. Performance fees vary, but by
hiring the band you get a memorable addition to your event in addition to supporting the band.
Attend the annual concert:
The annual concert at the Kirkland Performance Center in October is one of the largest fundraisers for the band. By attending, and bringing your family and friends, you'll be treated to an evening of great Celtic music and dance and you'll be supporting the band at the same time!
Buy a shirt, a hat, or whatever interests you from our collection of
KHPB logo merchandise and show your support for your favorite pipe band. All profit above the cost of goods and shipping goes directly to the band.