BAND UNIFORMS

The John F. Nicoll Pipe Band emulates the appearance and drill of a British regimental pipe band.  The band uniforms are the most obvious example of this. 
The band's uniforms are copied from the full-dress uniforms worn by the pipers and drummers of the different Highland Regiments of the British Army.
 

The Number 1 Dress uniform, worn in the winter months, consists of the MacKenzie tartan kilt & plaid, black military doublet, crossbelt, waistbelt with cartridge box & dirk, red & black diced hose with red flashes, white spats, and horsehair sporrans.  Pipers wear plain black Glengarries with a red & white hackle and drummers wear black Glengarries with red, black, & white dicing with a red & white hackle.  The bass & tenor drummers wear (artificial) leopard skins beneath the drum harnesses.

JFN on parade in full Number 1 Dress

The Number 2 Dress uniform, worn in the summer months, consists of the MacKenzie tartan kilt, khaki military style shirt, waistbelt with cartridge box & dirk, red & black diced hose with red flashes, white spats, and horsehair sporrans.  Pipers wear plain black Glengarries with a red & white hackle and drummers wear black Glengarries with red, black, & white dicing with a red & white hackle.

 

JFN on parade in Number 2 Dress

The Number 3 Dress uniform is worn at informal band performances during the summer months, and consists of the MacKenzie tartan kilt, khaki military style shirt, waistbelt with cartridge box & dirk, Lovat Green hose with red flashes, and leather sporrans.  Pipers wear plain black Glengarries with a red & white hackle and drummers wear black Glengarries with red, black, & white dicing with a red & white hackle.

 

JFN performance in Number 3 Dress

 

 

 

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