The Medinah Highlanders are a great highland pipe and drum band affiliated with the Medinah Shriners. The band became an official Shrine marching unit in 1970 and it has been active in supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children since its inception. Our unit represents the Shrine in the community by performing in parades, competitions, concerts, weddings, and other events. We wear the Ancient MacMillan Modern Clan tartan, which has the Shrine colors consisting of red, green and yellow. The Band includes bagpipers, drummers, and a color guard.
We March so they can walk. Being Shriner's, we raise money during the year to help support the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.
The band adheres to the same ideals and principles encompassed by the Shrine of North America:
• Support for the Shrine Hospitals for Children
• Warm friendship and good fellowship
• Preserving the art of Scottish Piping and Drumming
Band practice takes place every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Medinah Center. The first hour is reserved for individual pipe and drum instruction. The final hour is dedicated to full band rehearsal.
We offer free lessons to any dedicated individual interested in learning the bagpipes or Highland drum