The Opening Ceremonies at the CNY Scottish Games featured the Massed Band where members of all the piping bands competing at the event come together and parade onto the band field. It was an amazing sight which gave me goose bumps. I would say there was about 500 bagpipers and drummers which made up the Massed Band.
A band of this size needs a leader up to the task. That person is called the Pipe Major.
The Massed Band paraded and played for a long time much to the delight of the crowd sitting on the sloped hills overlooking the band competition field. The Pipe Major and his Sergeants high stepping throughout the performance.
Okay, there were women in kilts, too. I have learned from Kathy at Lake Superior Spirit, a good blog post title is worth its weight in click throughs. Face it, a guy in a kilt is much more interesting. 🙂