WMU News

Sounds of pipes and drums fill Miller Auditorium

Oct. 10, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The British Army's famed Royal Highland Regiment, Black Watch Battalion, will appear in a single performance at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $30.

For many, the tradition and history of the Black Watch are embodied in -- and best known by -- the sounds, uniform and deportment of its pipes and drums. From the haunting strains of "Amazing Grace" played by a solo piper to stirring marches like "The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar" and the "Dundee Military Tattoo," the Black Watch pipes and drums are truly the "visible identity of the regiment."

The Royal Highland was the first regiment in the British Army to wear kilts, and the first to introduce the bagpipe. The Black Watch remains a fully operational battalion in the British Army and all the performers who will appear in Miller Auditorium are on active duty. They take equal pride in being pipers and drummers as they do in being soldiers.

To order tickets, visit Miller Auditorium on the Web <www.millerauditorium.com> or telephone 616 387-2300.

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