Known as Junior bagpipe bands in North America, and known in the UK as Juvenile bagpipe bands, youth oriented Scottish music programs traditionally for bagpipe and drum are more and more difficult to find. The Sir James McDonald pipe band is located in Portland Oregon. This youth program is focused upon promoting excellence in the Scottish musical arts. The instructors informally call it the kids pipe band and support the effort by playing with the pipers and drummers on occassion in addition to donating their weekly band instruction time.

Known as Junior bagpipe bands in North America, and known in the UK as Juvenile bagpipe bands, youth oriented Scottish music programs traditionally for bagpipe and drum are more and more difficult to find. The Sir James McDonald pipe band is located in Portland Oregon. This youth program is focused upon promoting excellence in the Scottish musical arts. The instructors informally call it the kids pipe band and support the effort by playing with the pipers and drummers on occassion in addition to donating their weekly band instruction time.







Pipers Here are some ways to make your contribution to the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band.

Give a cash gift to the band.  Contributions in any amount are welcome.  Please mail your check, payable to Sir James McDonald Pipe Band, to the address below.  To use your credit card or to learn more about how your gift helps the band, you may access our donor form in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format.  Once they make a donation, Oregonians are eligible to make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit for their contribution (the band is eligible under the listed nonprofit organization Highland Musical Arts).

Sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program.  Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band by clicking here:  Fred Meyer.  Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the band earn a donation.

Make your online purchases through the iGive.com portal.  Nearly 1,500 merchants participate in this online "shopping mall", where a percentage of each purchase is donated to the band.  Click here to join:  iGive and designate the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band as your cause.

Take advantage of your employer's corporate matching gift program.  Many companies match their employees' and retirees' donations to nonprofit organizations.  Ask your benefits or human resources office if your employer will match your generosity and then send us the company's gift matching form.

Donate your used car, truck, motorcycle, RV, boat, trailer or farm equipment to the band.  Through a cooperative arrangement with Volunteers of America, the band receives a substantial portion of the proceeds when your donated vehicle is sold.  Click here to donate.

Share the band with young people.  If you know a boy or girl who loves music and is interested in the bagpipe or pipe band drumming, introduce us!  Beginners age 8 and older are always welcome.  They are the future of pipe band music in the Pacific Northwest.

To show your support, please contact us today or mail your contribution to:

Sir James McDonald Pipe Band
Attn:  Band Manager
P.O. Box 82513, Portland, OR  97282-0513
Telephone:  503 774-5162
E-mail:  SJMPBinfo@comcast.net

The Sir James McDonald Pipe Band is recognized as a non-profit organization authorized to receive tax-deductible contributions as allowed by law.


Known as Junior bagpipe bands in North America, and known in the UK as Juvenile bagpipe bands, youth oriented Scottish music programs traditionally for bagpipe and drum are more and more difficult to find. The Sir James McDonald pipe band is located in Portland Oregon. This youth program is focused upon promoting excellence in the Scottish musical arts. The instructors informally call it the kids pipe band and support the effort by playing with the pipers and drummers on occassion in addition to donating their weekly band instruction time.


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Known as Junior bagpipe bands in North America, and known in the UK as Juvenile bagpipe bands, youth oriented Scottish music programs traditionally for bagpipe and drum are more and more difficult to find. The Sir James McDonald pipe band is located in Portland Oregon. This youth program is focused upon promoting excellence in the Scottish musical arts. The instructors informally call it the kids pipe band and support the effort by playing with the pipers and drummers on occassion in addition to donating their weekly band instruction time.