Here I am (second row with the dark glasses) in a parade today. I like the Piedmont Highlanders, an east bay (San Francisco Bay) gig band I play with. It’s a good nurturing environment for my students to experience the camaraderie pipe bands provide. When I was 12, I played my first parade with the Walter B. Truman/7UP Pipe Band in Santa Barbara. It was the 1967 Christmas parade. What a great experience! Our uniforms then were about the same as the ones you see here except our tartan was Stuart of Butte. We wear the MacKenzie in the Piedmont band.