Leading by example.
We believe in a positive culture. Supporting and helping one another to achieve goals is fundamental to us.
Always moving forward.
Celtic strives to be a nationally competitive highland pipe band, recognised for its high standards and positive culture.
Grade 4a Pipe Band
Our Grade 4a pipe band is our entrance level competition pipe band. This band performs on a proud level, displaying both musical ability and developing promise. The members in this band are made up of young players, adult learners, experience players and others wishing to play at a level they feel comfortable in. Our experienced players provide an important solid vessel for those wanting to progress through to the G2 band. The opportunities in this band include; playing at both regional and national championship contests, Nelson region street march displays such as ANZAC parade, NMIT graduation ceremony parade, local concert performances and more.
Grade 2 Pipe Band
Our Grade 2 band is our highest ranked competitive pipe band. It is a grade all players can be proud of playing in and marks a recognisable achievement in an individuals musical ability and hard work. In Grade 2, members have great opportunities to play in both regional and national championships, shows, concerts, parades and performances. The Grade 2 band is also afforded the previledge of playing at international events. In 2014 we were invited to play at the German Musik parade tour. Later this year Celtic will be playing at the World Championships held annually in Scotland's Glasgow Green. Celtic have also been invited to attend and perform in Shanghai, China in 2019.
The grade 2 band works on developing leaders, teachers, strong players and positive mentors/role models for our younger band community.
A family band.
With over 70 playing members, Celtic provides a large musical community to be a part of.