Pictured: RMM4 - 5th place finishers in the 2014 Novice Juvenile World Pipe Band category holding the Tayside Shield.
(Photo courtesy of Andrew Snow)
Welcome to the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band (RMMPB) webpage, a proud part of the SFU Pipe Band organization located at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
RMM thanks all those who supported the "Pipe Up For Cancer", "Balding for Boney" and post Ceilidh event held by the SFU Pipe Band on March 28, 2015. All proceeds from the events (exceeding $35,000) were donated to the BC Cancer Foundation.
ALL RMM Pipe Bands are preparing for the 2015 competition season and look forward to participating in Highland Games across British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State. RMM currently has bands competing in Grades 2, 3 and two bands in Grade 5. We look forward to a challenging competition season and wish all of our competitors a very successful year.
THE 2015 Robbie Burns Dinner was recently held at the Executive Inn in Coquitlam, BC and once again supporters of the organization were entertained by all our RMM bands, the SFU Pipe Band and Heather Jolley Highland Dancers. We wish to thank everyone who attended, made financial donations and or were the successful bidders in our yearly silent auction.
Because the RMM Pipe Band program is comprised of modivated youth, teens and adults between the ages 6-65, we are proud to receive instrument instruction from members of the six time World Pipe Band champion SFU Pipe Band. Under the SFU Pipe Band organizational umbrella, the highest level of instruction and playing standards are maintained throughout the entire year. Our program takes students from Introduction to Scottish Music (6-8 yrs) and Beginner Instruments (8-16 yrs) up through into the adult ranks of our Grade 2 and the SFU Pipe Bands. With our multi-tiered pipe band approach, players remain under a single organizational umbrella and simnply change grades rather than uniforms. Few organizations in the world such an opportunity and this type of organizational structure offers players the ability too promote into a Grade 1 level pipe band after starting out in the Introduction to Scottish Music level.
Instructors including P/M Alan Bevan (SFUPB), P/M Terry Lee (SFUPB-P/M Retired), P/S Jack Lee (SFUPB) D/S Reid Maxwell (SFUPB) and many other world class players await youth from around the world who are interested in learning pipes and drums from members of the six time world champion SFU Pipe Band.
THE RMM PIPE BAND WISHES TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS FOR THEIR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE 2014/2015 PIPE BAND SEASON: (BEING UPDATED) Government of British Columbia, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #263, Tartantown Ltd., Dr. Wayne Longstaff Chiropractor, City of Port Moody, City of Coquitlam, Gerry’s Vinters, Coquitlam & Mission Starbucks, Gardenworks Burnaby, Vancouver Aquarium, Grouse Mountain, City of North Vancouver, Triple Tree Nursery, Science World, Vancouver Canucks, Abbotsford Entertainment Centre, Vancouver Giants, Zone Bowling, Langley Gymnastics, RBC, TD Bank, Brand Images Marketing, Marten and Henry Chartered Accountants, Amos Tiles, Executive Inn Coquitlam, Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Loblaws, LORDCO, Rokstad Power Solutions and Kinder Morgan Inc.
Visit our Facebook page at RMM Pipe Band for examples of the bands activities during the year or follow our activities on Twitter @rmmpipebands.