78th highlanders - Halifax citadel

The Halifax Citadel sponsors a whole family of "78th Highlanders" pipe bands. 
The bands represent Halifax at events in Canada, the United States and Scotland, where our Grade 1  pipe band regularly competes at the World Pipe Band Championships.


grade 1

The grade 1 pipe band is among the best North American pipe bands, being frequent winners at competitions in the Maritimes and Ontario, and having been finalists at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Grade 3

The grade 3 pipe band features developing amateur players who compete in this difficult grade against bands from across Atlantic Canada and Ontario. The band serves as a development band for players aspiring to play at the Grade 1 level.

grade 5

The grade 5 pipe band molds beginning band musicians into solid players for the organization, taking their first steps in competitive piping. The goal is to develop good players while having fun as a band, making it a rounded experience for young players.