The Tacoma Scots were formed in 1971. The musicians and dancers come from all over the Puget Sound area and are drawn by the organization's reputation for its competitive spirit, quality instruction and training. In true highland tradition, each member of the Tacoma Scots wears the Sinclair tartan in tribute to our founder and first Pipe Major - William (Bill) Micenko.
The swing of the kilt and the skirl of the pipes have delighted people for centuries. The grandeur of the pipes has inspired the Scots during times of war and provided entertainment in times of peace. To honor this history, the Tacoma Scots Pipe Band has provided thousands of folks in the Pacific Northwest with the music and ceremony that stirs the hearts of young and old.
The Tacoma Scots have the distinct honor of being the official Pipe Band of the Pierce County Sheriff. Under the direction of Pipe Major Scott Lumsden and Drum Sargeant Paul Micenko, the members of the Tacoma Scots are available as a band, small group or individual for parades, weddings, funerals, parties and special events.
The Tacoma Scots current roster has 15 pipers, 10 drummers and 3 dancers. We offer all stages of instructions in highland bagpipes and drumming and are open ta all those interested in this great tradition.
Pipe Major Scott Lumsden (Bagpiper),
Pipe Sargeant Margaret Nelson (Bagpiper),
Pipe Corporal Bill Micenko (Bagpiper),
Beverly Wright (Bagpiper),
Steve McDonald (Bagpiper),
Joby Wynans (Bagpiper),
Drum Sargeant Paul Micenko (Side Drum),
Paul Hedlund (Side Drum),
Marilyn Ball (Tenor/ Bass Drums),
Bill Baum (Bass/ Tenor Drums)