Affiliates

The Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band is a very unique hybrid entity. We owe our existence to the myriad of Snowbirds who flock to the Coachella Valley to escape the winters of the "Great White North". Our core element of 6-8 bandsmen gets augmented to 25- 45 bandsmen in any given year. Unlike conventional bands we stand down in the summer months but seriously "Skirl Away" during the winter months. As well there is a compliment of Gaelic Musicians who join our ranks or we theirs from time to time. This page's intent is to recognize the Hometown Band of those Pipers & Drummers and other musicians who grace us with their musical abilities every year.

PSAMPB, NPB

&

29 Palms Marines Corps Band

"Scotland the Brave"

Malcolm Willis

Drum Sergeant/ Lead Tip

Side/Snare Drummer

Fabian Hurtado

Side/Snare Drummer

Christi Bennett

Tenor Drummer

Marty Sackstetter

Side/Snare Drummer

LaVon Short

Tenor Drummer

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"Kat" Sacksetter

Highland Dancer

&

Elizabeth "Beth" Yamamoto

Friend of the Band Extraordinaire

The Nicholson's July 2021, supporting the Music Man in celebration of and at the City of Westminster's Rose Theater for their 15th Anniversary which coincided with the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Nicholson Pipes and Drums. Of note it was also the birthday of its fearless leader Malcolm Willis.

The Nicholson Pipes and Drums band was founded in 1981 by Pipe Major Kathleen Nicholson Graham. The band was named in honor of her father, Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, by her bagpipe students who wanted to carry on his legacy. PSAMPB regrets the recent loss of the founder of the Nicholson Pipes and Drums, Pipe Major Kathleen Nicholson Graham who passed away on August 30, 2012.  Pipe Major Robert Hackney and her son, Drum Sergeant Malcolm Willis carry on the band's positive winning legacy. 

 
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Ken Wright

Piper

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Jim Wishlove

Piper & Highland Dancer

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Toner Nailen

Side Drummer

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PSAMPB & Delta Police Pipe Band

Celebrating the Queen's

Platinum Jubilee

 by Playing 

"DIU REGNARE"

PSAMPB & Delta Police Pipe Band

Celebrating the DPPB

50th Anniversary

 by Playing the Theme of 

"Game of Thrones"

Robert Heggie

Pipe Sgt Delta Police Pipe Band, In a Previous Life

Pipe Major Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band, Present Day

 
 
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Colin Grinstead

Piper

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Jim McKnight

Piper

RCMP Playing in the Desert 2008

 
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Maureen (Mo) Soichuk

Pipe Major

 

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Ted McRae

Piper

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Christopher Peoples

Fidler

 

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Fidler

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Ken Wright

Piper

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Len Box

Piper

 

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