Fonds MS 148;1991.104 - Kildonnan Pipe Band collection : 1937-1941

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Kildonnan Pipe Band collection : 1937-1941

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CA VERN MS 148;1991.104

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  • [Photocopied 1991] (Creation)
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    Kildonnan Pipe Band (Vernon, B.C.)

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1 cm of textual records

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In 1936, Mrs. Alex McCulloch donated $1000 in her late husband's name to start a pipe band in Vernon. It was named the Kildonnan Pipe Band, after Alex McCulloch's family farm in Scotland. Uniforms were full Highland dress, with green and red tunics, kilts, and plaids in the MacBeth tartan. Alexander Rankin became the first pipe major, John McCulloch (son of Mr.& Mrs. Alex McCulloch) the pipe sergeant, Horace Foote the drum major, and Ted Kirk the leading side drummer. The band attended Highland Games and parades throughout the B.C. interior. In 1950, after having been inactive for a number of years, the band was reactivated by the Sons of Scotland Camp No. 166 (Kildonnan Camp). The McCulloch family donated the original uniforms to the new band. In the early 1960's, due to declining membership and a general lack of interest, the band was dissolved.

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Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Kildonnan Pipe Band for 1937-1941. Consists of photocopies of minutes detailing the band's financial status, engagements, band practice notices, fund-raising campaigns, and the election of members to various executive and band positions.

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BCAUL control number: VERN-60

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