The Monterey Bay Pipe Band (formerly Salinas Pipe Band, Monterey Pipe Band, and 1st Salinas Valley Highlanders) is a Grade IV competition band and a member of the Western US Pipe Band Association (WUSPBA).
The band wears the MacKenzie tartan and is led by Pipe Major Michel d’Avenas of Pebble Beach. He has been teaching bagpipes for 40+ years and performs weekly at the Inn at Spanish Bay.
The band includes members of all ages and ability. We are always looking for people interested in joining the band as either a drummer or piper.
Michel d’Avenas (Pipe Major)
Luisa Dell (Pipe Sargeant)
Kasie Talbot (Secretary/Treasurer)
Johnny Blimling (Drum Sargeant)
Carleton Macy (Bass and Composer)
Practice is held on most Sundays throughout the year from 10AM to about 1PM at the Shakespeare Society of America Building located at 7981 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039. The Shakespeare Museum/Gift shop is open to the public while we practice so come on down and visit us.