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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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Retirement Party

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Very quick to respond to your inquiry, text messages and very professional. He made my ceremony perfect! Oh, and the music was spot on!

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Funeral

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Showed up an hour early. Dressed in full gear and bagpipes stood like a statue during a preachers long winded eulogy. He added so much class to my dad's funeral.

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Memorial Service

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Joel was a pleasure to work with for our Dad's memorial. We wanted to keep this as fun and joyful as possible, and he made it that way. Showed up earlier than requested and did some very fun, interesting and most of all entertaining performances vocally and on his pipes. All our guests really enjoyed it and he was friendly and had conversations with many. To finalize our memorial he played a compilation of music at our makeshift site. Was the best we could ever hope for: It was hot, it was outdoors, it was windy. He didn't stop! I would recommend him without question. Semper Fidelis!

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MarineSandpiper’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words, Mike. Yes, it was hot and dusty, but I firmly believe that we all had a great time! What a wonderful way to celebrate the life of your father and what a great legacy he has left behind! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Oct
19
Funeral
Claremont, CA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2018
Jun
22
Retirement Party
Oceanside, CA
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2017
Oct
14
Funeral
Beaumont, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Birthday Party (Adult)
Palm Springs, CA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Oct
6
Retirement Party
Camp Pendleton, CA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2017
Oct
4
Wedding Ceremony
Indio, CA
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2017
Sep
11
Club Event
Los Angeles, CA
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
2017
Sep
10
Wedding Ceremony
Long Beach, CA
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
1985
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
Fun
Chandelier
Sia
Bagpipes
One Man Band
90's Hits One Man Band
Pop One Man Band
Rock One Man Band
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
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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