The Williamsburg Pipes and Drums has been a part of the Williamsburg community since 1968. In the past it has been know as the St. Andrew’s of Williamsburg Pipe Band and the Strath James Pipe Band. In 2006 the band assumed the new name, Williamsburg Pipes & Drums.

Today the band is experiencing a resurgence! We have 6 students, 8 pipers and 2 drummers. All members continue to focus on the fundamentals of playing our instruments well and helping each other learn and grow. 

Our goal is to promote, teach, and perform Scottish music on the highland bagpipes and drums.  The band welcomes experienced pipers and drummers at any time, and gives lessons to beginners.


We play at public and private events around Williamsburg, Virginia. The band is for hire; either the whole band or solo pipers for events


The official tartan is the Ancient Murray of Atholl tartan in honor of the departure of the last Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia.  Call it a spoil of war.  Our crest honors our Scots ancestors who immigrated to Virginia and led the way to independence.


Musical leadership is provided by Pipe Major Lynn Newcomer and Music Director Jim Boyer.  Pipe instruction is given by Lynn Newcomer. Drumming tuition is by members of the drum line and other experts.


The band practices on Wednesday evenings at the Berkley Green Clubhouse.  If you are interested in joining drop by and sit in on a practice.  Student lessons are at 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. and band rehearsal is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  If you want to join the band, contact us! We look forward to hearing from you.  We honor some holidays so it is best to check ahead.


The band is a 501c3 organization.


To inquire about joining, lessons, performances, or hiring the band get in touch with us by sending us a message!