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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Bagpipes And Drums

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday March 2nd, the largest parade of the year in the Binghamton area.
It’s put together by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and they do a great job getting the community together to produce an awesome parade.

Pack up the family and join us for the parade which kicks off at 1:30pm traveling west from Fayette & Court Streets to Main and Arthur Streets.
Some of the highlights include local marching units, floats and Pipe and Drum Corps, both local and from other cities in the Northeast, and of course, Whale Personalities will be there too!

Speaking of bagpipes and drums, I’m a big fan of both.
The sound of bagpipes are amazing, and being a fomer drummer, well, for me, it’s like mixing chocolate with peanut butter.
Maybe that’s why I have made a few trips to Scotland, where you can find the sound of bagpipes everywhere!
I have been fortunate enought to visit Edinburgh, Scotland (pronounced: ‘Edin-boro’), home to one of the best festivals featuring bagpipes, drums and more - the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Since 1950, It’s been held every year in August featuring the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International miliary bands and display teams.
If you love bagpipes and drums, this is one festival you need to see.
The festival is held at Edinburgh Castle, which is a cool place to walk through (don’t forget to visit the gift shop…ha ha!).

Check out the video below of an awesome drumming from the Top Secret Drum Corp at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo from 2009.

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