2020 proved to be a year like no other for all of us. Those of us who are lucky enough to play music and share it with others had to look for ways to keep going, to keep connected, and to keep inspired. In our own ways, the band of the Sons of Scotland was able to do just that, just in our own backyard.
Practices went online, emails and calls were sent out, and retirement homes became our stages. We went to so many and played outside for the residents – even if they just looked out their window and waved at the end, it was so meaningful for us and them, and kept our hearts full. The pipe band has always provided music and entertainment to many, and with the year that was, proved that after 125 years, our love for it and commitment to keeping it alive has not changed, and it never will.
I am the proud Pipe Major of the Sons of Scotland, and we are your community pipe band.
– Bethany Bisaillion
Photo: Sons of Scotland Pipe Band who undertook to perform for seniors sequestered in residences on Porter Island on National Tartan Day (April 6). Photo: Bethany Bisaillion © Sons of Scotland, 2020.