Halifax Citadel Regimental Association
Our close affinity with, and support from, the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association (HCRA), ensures that the history and culture of the Atlantic Region, particularly its Scottish connections, are well represented. The HCRA is a private, charitable organization that is contracted by Parks Canada to run the livinghistory program at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.
The band takes its name from the 78th Highlanders Regiment of Foot, a British Army unit that was stationed in Halifax from 1869 to 1871 and is now re-enacted each summer by the HCRA for the benefit of visitors to the site. The members of the 78th bands and instructional program are very much aware of the group’s connections to the Citadel and to this historic Scottish regiment.
The Scots - North British Society of Halifax
The North British Society of Halifax (The Scots) has recently joined with the 78th Highlanders and the HCRA as Patrons of our ongoing music instruction program for youth and assisting with the outfitting of the Grade 5 band members. We are indebted to The Scots for this tangible vote of confidence in our band and its programs.
And lastly, it would be remiss of us if we did not acknowledge the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism to the HCRA, which allows them in turn to provide the modern pipe band with the support that they do.