Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

Promoting bagpipe music in the Upper Schuylkill Valley.

A Group of pipers and drummers from the former Cairngorm Pipe Band, sometimes known as the "Gang of Six," started HMH in 1986 in order to encourage higher standards of playing and promote bagpipe band music in the area. We have had many ups and downs since then but have survived and today are stronger than ever.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Photograph of the band by John C. Anderson, Morning Call photographer

copyright 1996, The Morning Call, Inc.

Wes Loder of Deer Lake is Pipe Major
We practice in or near the Ciletti Memorial Library on the Schuylkill Campus of the Pennsylvania State University, located
just outside Schuylkill Haven, approximately forty-five minutes north of Reading, Pennsylvania.
We are not associated in any way, except by geography, with the well-known bird sanctuary located on the summit of the
Blue Mountain four miles from Deer Lake. 
We currently have eighteen active members and students. We conduct classes on Tuesday evenings for both piping and
drumming and continue a busy schedule. We welcome anyone interested in playing with.
To contact Wes, see information on his welcome page.

Competing at the Delco Games in Grade Five in 1997.

Marching in the Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania Memorial Day Parade, May 1999.



Ready for the Girardville, Pennsylvania St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2004.

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