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
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.
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.
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).