Fountain Trust Returns from Scotland!

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band has returned from its trip to Glasgow, Scotland to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 4A. From August 11 to August 19 the band was in Glasgow to prepare for and compete at the Worlds. The band provided its members with tickets for the St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band concert at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall on August 15, and band members had the opportunity to explore the Piping Live! festival between practices.

For most of the band this was their first trip to the World Pipe Band Championships. The band did not qualify this time out, but there were lessons learned which it can take back over to Scotland in the years to come.

Our Drum Major, Doug Weisheit also competed at the World Drum Major Championships, competing in an open category against former World Champions from big name bands such as Simon Fraser University and Field Marshal Montgomery, as well as army drum majors from around the world. He placed 26 out of 30.

The band again competes on September 8 in Columbus, Indiana.

Fountain Trust Adds New Drum Sergeant and New Pipe Sergeant for 2018

Effective August 19, 2017, Jess White will be taking over as Drum Sergeant for the Fountain Trust Pipe Band. Jess has been a competing member of the band since its earliest days, and at one point led the corps in the past. Jess has been a key member in building the local drum corps, and the band is excited to have her once again lead the band's drum line.

Also effective August 19, 2017, Angus Martin will take over the role of Pipe Sergeant for the band. Angus joined the band in the Spring of 2014 after moving to the area from Arizona. He previously played with the Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band from 2007 to 2012, and the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band in Portland, Oregon from 2000 to 2007.

Together with Pipe Major Campbell White, Bass Drummer EJ McNaughton, and Lead Tenor Laura Doll, Jess and Angus will form the rest of the leadership team for the band's trip to Scotland in August 2018.

Fountain Trust Pipe Band Plays at Indiana University Bloomington Commencement Ceremony

  ©2016 Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

©2016 Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

 

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band was honored with the opportunity to perform at the Indiana University, Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The band played in the ceremony officials at the beginning of the Commencement, and also played them out at the end of the Commencement. Video footage of the full ceremony may be found at the Indiana University broadcasting website here.

Fountain Trust to Travel to Scotland in 2018!

After a string of successful seasons, the Fountain Trust Pipe Band has set its sights on the World Pipe Band Championships for Grade 4A in August 2018. This upcoming 2016 competition season will be the first in our effort to continue to excel so we may be prepared to join other bands from across the world on Glasgow Green in two years' time. The Fountain Trust Pipe Band has already begun fundraising efforts over the course of this past autumn, and we are well on our way to making the dream of Scotland a reality.

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band Named a Legacy Project for 2016 during Indiana’s Bicentennial

This means we will carry the Indiana State Flag at every Indiana performance we go to in 2016. After multiple years of being one of very few competitive pipe bands in Indiana, and the only Indiana pipe band in Grade 3, we are thrilled to accept this honor! We love the state of Indiana, and wish to continue promoting the Scottish arts and contributing to the wonderful state we live in. Click Here to check us out on their website.