MarineSandpiper

Bagpipes from Palm Springs, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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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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Funeral

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Friendly. Professional. A joy to have at my Father’s military Funeral with Honors. Highly recommend this piper.

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Memorial Service

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Joel was a consummate professional and immensely personable. We booked him for a memorial and he was very helpful in guiding us through normal proceedings for these kinds of things. His main goal was to help the memorial go as smoothly as possible as he gave us his input on how he would structure his playing but maintained flexibility throughout the process. He came early and prepared and did not micro-manage time so that the family were as comfortable as possible and got the experience they needed. We'd happily hire him again but perhaps for his alternative bagpipe skills as well.

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Church Service

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Joel was amazing for our event. He is quite a talent and very professional. He was great at what I asked him to play and even adding his own twist at the end of the ceremony that provided a huge amount of enjoyment for the crowd. I would highly recommend him and I would use him again for another event.

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2018
Dec
7
Wedding
Palm Springs, CA
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Dec
8
Country Club Event
Indio, CA
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2019
Feb
2
Wedding
Palm Springs, CA
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2019
Mar
4
Community Event
Yucca Valley, CA
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2018
Nov
14
Club Event
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2018
Nov
9
Veteran's Day Party
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
2018
Nov
4
Wedding
Temecula, CA
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
2018
Oct
14
Memorial Service
Riverside, CA
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Oct
12
Funeral
Whittier, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2018
Oct
7
Wedding
San Clemente, CA
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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Bowling for Soup
American Idiot
Green Day
Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
Basket Case
Green Day
Born This Way
Lady Gaga
Brave
Sara Bareilles
Bring Me To Life
Evanescence
Brokenhearted
Carmen
Carry On
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Please note MarineSandpiper will also travel to Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Mountain Center, Thousand Palms, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, North Palm Springs, Ripley, Idyllwild, White Water, La Quinta, Indio, Cabazon, Anza, Morongo Valley, Hemet, Coachella, Aguanga, San Jacinto, Banning, Pioneertown, Salton City, Yucca Valley, Beaumont, Thermal, Joshua Tree, Forest Falls, Warner Springs, Nuevo.
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