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Side drumming lessons Nelson

2023 kids' learner programme.
Bagpipes or Side drum.

Celtic pipe band nelson

Celtic Pipe Band.

Pipe bands are for everyone.

ANZAC  Lest we forget

Leading by example.

People focussed.


We believe in a  positive culture. Supporting and helping one another to achieve goals is fundamental to us.

bagpipe tutor and pupil

Always moving forward.


Celtic strives to be a nationally competitive highland pipe band, recognised for its high standards and positive culture. 

Celtic pipe band win at nationals 2015
celtic grade 4 side drummers

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.

celtic grade 2 pipe band

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.

Celtic pipe band in mass bands
Celtic pipe band perform at Nelson theatre royal

Celtic Pipe Band Dvds.

A live show in your living room.


Experience three years of live music and storytelling performed at the Nelson Theatre Royal.

Casey McConnon performs for Anzac service

Learner programme.

Environment is everything.


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