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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.)
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He was absolutely perfect! Excellent performance would HIGHLY recommend. If I ever need bagpiping services again he will be my go to.

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Thank you so much for playing at my father’s memorial service. Your music made the service so special and was the perfect tribute to Dad. I appreciated both your music and professionalism. You touched every one there…not only because you are an accomplished musician, but your music comes from your heart. Also, thank you for your service to our country. You are truly a person that makes a difference in this world. Diane Weigel

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MarineSandpiper’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words, Diane! It was my absolute honor to play final honors for your father. Semper Fidelis!

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Did a excellent job Truly grateful for you to come and do this for my family my uncle would of loved it just as I know he did up in haven thank you so so much

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29
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Diego, CA
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
2017
May
12
Hotel Event
Huntington Beach, CA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2017
May
12
Wedding Ceremony
Irvine, CA
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
May
26
Wedding Ceremony
Anaheim, CA
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
2017
May
29
Fundraiser
Riverside, CA
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
2017
Oct
7
Birthday Party (Adult)
Palm Springs, CA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Apr
20
Country Club Event
Pauma Valley, CA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Apr
15
Wedding Ceremony
Temecula, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
Apr
13
Festival
San Marcos, CA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2017
Apr
8
Funeral
La Mesa, CA
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Apr
5
Funeral
Victorville, CA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Mar
31
Funeral
Riverside, CA
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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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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