Our Purpose


The Mercer University Pipes & Drums exists to:

[] Improve the performance standard of pipers and drummers  both as individuals and as an ensemble  

[] Provide instruction to all persons interested in joining the Pipes  and Drums  

[] Represent Mercer University in the presentation of pipe music and  pipe band performance  

[] Build a corps of musicians capable of competitive regrading to  higher levels

Mercer University Pipes & Drums


The Corps was founded in 1998 and  accepts new members from both the university and community who share an interest in furthering this ancient art. We meet on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 on the Mercer University campus. 

About Us


Information for Beginners

Beginners meet from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.   

Learning the bagpipe will require an initial outlay of approximately $75-100 for a practice chanter and book which are yours to keep.  

Learning to drum requires an initial outlay of under $50 for a drum pad and drumsticks which are yours to keep.  


Lessons are free of charge.  We expect students to arrive on time with their practice gear, book and a positive attitude! We encourage students to attend as many lessons as possible and commit themselves to regular practice. All new students are welcome to attend parades and competitions as spectators and at an appropriate time will be invited to participate. 

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Contact Us

Call for Information

Business Mgr. Ken Marek - (478) 301-2167

Pipe Major Phil McDevitt (478) 919-3004 

Mercer University Pipes & Drums

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Take I 75 to Mercer University Drive (exit 163) going east. Turn left onto College Street, go  to the first stop sign which is Prince Street, turn right. The School of Engineering will be on your  right.

First timers are encourage to call to confirm rehearsal location (as it often changes).