The Brazos Crossing Pipe Band

The Brazos Crossing Pipe Band

  • August 25, 2023

We are a brand new bagpipe band located in Waco, Texas. We are currently looking for members. We are looking for Pipers and Drummers (Snare, Tenors, and Bass).

We welcome all experience levels.

Lessons available.

Mission

We are dedicated to broadening the public’s interest in, appreciation for, promote a love of, and help build a culture around traditional Scottish piping and drumming, as well as all Celtic history, tradition, and music here in the Central Texas area.

What’s in a Name?

Our name is centered around the history of the Waco Suspension Bridge, as it was one of the only areas where people and cattle could cross the Brazos River when completed in 1870. Prior to the bridge, people had to cross mostly by ferry. Little known fact, the company, John Roebling Co., which created the twisted steel cables, used the Waco Suspension Bridge as the testing ground for this break through in steel technology and later used the same technology on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Our Tartan: MacLennan (McLennan) Modern

In honor of frontiersman Neil McLennan, who was born in 1777 on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and immigrated to North Carolina in 1801. He would travel to Texas by way of Florida on a ship called the Caledonia. McLennan traveled with George Erath (Erath Co. was named after him) on a surveying trip in 1839 ending near present day Waco along the Bosque River, where he would later live until his death. He is Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. McLennan County is named after him.

Join the Band Practices

You can come join our practices, watch or sit-in on Thursday nights at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza on N. Valley Mills (full address below) in the Outback building behind The main building . If you need more information, you can email or call. Contact info is below. You can also fill out the form to the right and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Beginners start at 6:30 pm-7:00 pm Band Starts 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Poppa Rollo’s Pizza- Outback(building in the back)

703 N. Valley Mills Dr.

Waco, Texas 76711

Location

Map Marker is an approximate location
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