Feb 10, 2018

Join Us for OPS On February 17th

February brings another outstanding night of music and fun at Oregon Pipers Society! The show starts at 7:30 at The OddFellows Hall, 10282 SE Main St. Milwaukie OR, 97222.

The event will commence at 4:30pm with our piping and drumming competition. Come enjoy our competitors putting on their best possible performance or sign up yourself! Full details are available on our competition info page.

At 7:30pm our official evening program begins. Bring the family and come hungry - there will be food and beverage available for purchase throughout the evening, including pizza, salad, beer, wine, scotch, and homemade soup!

Our location is the OddFellows Hall in downtown Milwaukie, our monthly event welcomes all ages. We offer admission of only $5 for OPS members and $10 for non-members. Kids 12 and under get in free! Click here to become a member today.

Featured Performer

Our featured piper is James P. Troy. James is a great friend of OPS and we are very glad to have him return as our piping judge and recitalist.
James P. Troy has an extensive background as a soloist and band musician. As a professional solo player of both the pipes and snare drum, he is equally at home with both. James P. began both piping and drumming at age six, studying piping with his father, James W. Troy, and drumming with his uncle, Colin Magee. At age eleven, he joined the renowned City of Victoria Pipe Band, being the youngest member of a Grade One band at the time.  James P. was a member of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band (as a drummer) under the direction of PM Roddy MacLeod and DS John Fisher in 2008 and most recently a piper in the Inveraray and District Pipe Band in 2011. In addition to his extensive band experience, James P. has won numerous prizes throughout Canada, the United States and the UK as a soloist. He is a member of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association adjudicators’ panel. James P. has become well known for the quality of his seminars for both pipers and drummers and is a valued resource for pipe band players. He presents seminars on ensemble concepts, reed manipulation and technique in both disciplines at major workshops and summer programs in the United States and Canada on a regular basis.
James P. Troy

Pipe Band Performance

Our pipe band will be a crowd favorite - the Portland Metro Pipe Band. Founded in 2006, the band consists of pipers and drummers from all over the Pacific Northwest. The band plays competitions and performances and OPS is very glad to welcome them back to our stage! For more information about Portland Metro Pipe Band, visit their website.

Local Hero

We are very excited to welcome Jack Toohey as our Local Hero recitalist. Jack is a Grade 1 piper who places consistently among the best pipers in the Northwest and beyond. Jack receives light instruction from his father, John Toohey, and piobaireachd instruction from OPS board member Colin MacKenzie. When not piping Jack enjoys hanging out with his friends and his active in his youth group. Jack also teaches lessons and performs throughout the Portland region. You won't want to miss Jack's performance on the 17th!

We look forward to seeing you on February 17th!