60 years ago, the Vancouver Optimist Pipe Band came under the patronage of Nat Bailey becoming the White Spot Pipe Band, a Sponsorship that endures to this day. 

With the thought of creating a published history of the Optimist / White Spot Pipe Band, the society would like to invite all past members of the organization to join the White Spot Pipe Band – Alumni Group found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/416892544044272/

We would like this to be a place for former band mates to reconnect and to share their photos and stories of the past.

For those not on Facebook, we would still like to hear from you and add you to our Alumni list. Please contact us by email info@whitespotpipeband.com and let us know who you are and when you were with the band. 

Do you have photos or memorabilia or other ephemera that you’ve been wondering what to do with? We would love to see them! 

To contact the Alumni Committee please sign up to the Alumni Facebook page or find us on the web here:



Article submitted by Tristan Baird

1971 HRH Prince Philip, photo taken by Wes Eaton

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