Customer Spotlight: City of Chicago Pipe Band
For March, in honor of St Patrick’s day, we’re proud to showcase fellow Chicago locals, the City of Chicago Pipe Band! We asked Andrew Hoinacki, leading drummer, to tell us a bit more about the band.
Pipe bands seem like a unique way to gather people together. How did the Chicago Pipe Band get started?
It looks like the COC Pipe Band has a big event coming up — the Party in Plaid. What sort of celebrations will be taking place there?
As mentioned before, Chicago is one of the biggest Irish cities outside Ireland! Our band is actually made up of a lot of members who are primarily Irish with only a few in the band having Scottish heritage. But as anyone who’s been in Chicago around St. Patrick’s Day knows, you don’t have to be Irish to be Chi-rish! We’re kicking off what we call “St. Patrick’s Day Season” with Party in Plaid and then moving on to a number of other performances through the following weeks.