Jan 1, 2014

Piping and Drumming Workshop with Jack Lee and Blair Brown

The Oregon Pipers Society is pleased to host a piping and drumming workshop on February 15, 2014. We have two outstanding instructors and look forward to an informative and enjoyable workshop! Jack Lee and Blair Brown will also be performing at OPS in the evening.

Get the workshop registration form here!

Jack Lee – Piping Instructor

For 30 years, Jack has been regarded as one of the world’s leading pipers. His accomplishments as a solo piper, pipe band leader and teacher cause him to be in great demand as a performer and teacher throughout the world.

Jack is the Pipe Sergeant and co-founder of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. In 2009, the band won its 6th World Championship. The band has been an extremely consistent prizewinner at the World Championships during the past 30 years, having won either 1st or 2nd on fifteen occasions. The band has recorded 11 CDs and 2 videos, including CDs at New York’s Carnegie Hall and the magnificent Sydney Opera House. Their youth band (Robert Malcolm Memorial) has won the World Juvenile Championships on four occasions.

Jack is ranked among the world's most accomplished pipers, having won the Gold Medal, Clasp (twice), and Silver Star (four times) at Inverness. As well as the Gold Medal and Senior Piobaireachd at Oban. Jack as also won the Bratach Gorm (twice) in London, and the Piobaireachd event at the Glenfiddich Championship in Scotland (four times). Jack has been the winner of the B.C. Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering 17 times.

As a teacher Jack dedicates many hours per week to private instruction at home and online around the world. Several of Jack’s students have gone on to win major solo prizes in Scotland. Learn more about Jack Lee at LeeAndSonsBagpipes.com

Blair Brown – Drumming Instructor

Blair is one of the top solo drummers in the world and is a consistent prize winner at the World Solo Drumming Championship, where he just took 2nd place this Fall. As well as a 2-time World Pipe Band Champion with the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band.

Blair previously drummed with the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band in Canada, as well as Peel Regional Police, 78th Fraser Highlanders, Milton Optimists, and Macdonald Caledonia. Blair is the drumming director at the St. Thomas Episcopal School in Houston, Texas, and returned to Shotts in 2013, having previously played with the band from 2002-2007.

Blair is currently residing in Portland as his wife is attending OHSU. He is accepting students at this time.

Join us on February 15, 2014. Get the workshop form here. 
Email Colin MacKenzie with any questions.