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MarineSandpiper

Bagpipes from Palm Springs, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$125 - $300 per event
Yes, he does traditional bagpiping too! Don't let his profile picture fool you.

Joel is a solo bagpiper with over twenty years of experience who performs traditional bagpipes for military and civilian ceremonies, weddings, funerals, parades, social events, or whatever your occasion calls for. As a retired US Marine Corps Musician (Tuba & Conductor), he has extensive knowlege of properly incorporating music into various ceremonial scenarios. As such, and if needed, he can easily assist with the protocol of your event. As a Marine Corps veteran, Joel pays tribute to his heritage by wearing the Leatherneck tartan for these traditional occasions.

On the other side of the coin, Joel has successfully taken the bagpipes out of their pigeonhole and incorporated them into a Rock & Roll Bagpipe show where he covers classic rock tunes, pop, and even jazz. This is a one-man-band setup where Joel sings and plays the pipes to background tracks. This is a perfect scenario for when you are looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. For these events, Joel wears a Desert Camoflage Kilt and black leather to exemplify both the Marine in him as well as the Rock & Roll nature of the event. He has over four hours worth of repetoire and has performed at fairs, sporting events, private parties, and concert venues. As a solo singer/musician, his stage footprint is extremely small.

The stage name MarineSandpiper was a moniker given during his deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in 2005. During down time, Joel would often find himself standing on the bank of the Euphrates River playing the pipes. You could say that during those few, brief moments, he wasn't in a war zone, but rather in his own world.

Thank you for looking at Joel's profile and for considering him to enhance your next event - be it traditionally or with a bit of Rock & Roll.

"I know that there are a lot of bagpipers out there for you to choose from. Thank you for selecting MarineSandpiper for all of your bagpiping needs."
"Loud Pipes Save Lives"

Cheers and Semper Fi,

Joel
GySgt, USMC (ret.)
MarineSandpiper
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

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Joel is a true professional. He not only did an amazing Job at our dining out but helped to lend his expertise in planning the event and making it a success. I would recommend him to others, and hope to work with him in the future.

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MarineSandpiper’s Response:

Thank you for your comments, Joe! It is always a pleasure to serve and socialize with active duty military. I certainly hope we can work together again in the near future. Please keep in mind that I have covered official military ceremonies - Change of Command, Retirements, etc. Thank you again for all of your efforts!

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Joel was AWESOME!!! I was very impressed. The bagpipes were an excellent addition to my mom's memorial.

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MarineSandpiper’s Response:

Thank you, Lisa! It was a pleasure to meet you and the other members of your family. I felt as though I got to know your mother quite well from the service you gave her. Thank you for letting me be a part of that.

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Joel is kind, compassionate, professional, and a former Marine. He is an extremely talented bagpiper. He possesses a vast repertoire and can play for any occasion, such as weddings, funerals, and Military functions. I assure you whatever occasion you need him for, he can do it. He has a variety of dress. In his photo, he is wearing his Military dress. He can also wear the traditional Scottish Kilt. He is the model of a squared away Marine. Joel has unbelievable endurance, plays in perfect pitch, and with a passion that even amongst the strongest of Scotsmen, you will not find a dry eye. I highly recommend that you hire him.

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2017
Jan
28
Celebration
Victorville, CA
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Apr
15
Wedding Ceremony
Temecula, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
Jan
10
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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2017
Jan
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Dec
20
Funeral
Riverside, CA
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2016
Nov
12
Funeral
Escondido, CA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2016
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
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3
Funeral
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