Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band, Inc.

  • Mesa, AZ
  • http://www.mcpb.org

Mission Statement

Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band exists to preserve and foster Scottish culture through the music preserved on the Highland bagpipe and drums. Since 1980, the band has taught and performed this music before more than 3,000,000 persons, and performed before such luminaries as the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Duke of Kent. MCPB has been honored to perform with Rod Stewart, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Alex Beaton and Men of Worth. MCPB has recorded two critically acclaimed CD recordings entitled "First Impressions" and "For Spacious Skys". The band has also published a video/book program to teach the basics of playing the Highland Bagpipe. This teaching program is being used by teachers and students throughout the United States and Canada. The band has won numerous awards in competition in the United States and Canada, including Champion of Champions in the Western United States Pipe Band Association. The band has competed at the World Pipe Band Championships held each August in Glasgow, Scotland, on alternate years beginning in 2001, and placed in the top ten in its grade 3 of those for years Band members teach dozens of students and have instructed in numerous schools, the Phoenix Science Center and on nationwide satellite broadcasts to US public schools.

Main Programs

  1. Replacement Kilts and Supplies
  2. General Operating Support Items
  3. Scotland Concert Tour & Compettion

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Service Areas

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National

The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band is the premier bagpipe band in Arizona.  The band travels around the Southwestern United states as well as Canada and Scotland.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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Mr. Christopher Hossack

Keywords

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Scottish music, bagpipe music, bagpipe band, Scottish culture, Scottish arts, Celtic music, Celtic

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EIN

86-0749703

 Number

7205543659

Physical Address

854 N Seton Street

Mesa, AZ 85205

Also Known As

Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band has performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade, graduations for Arizona State University, Western International University, Yavapai College and the University of Phoenix.  The band hosts a Tartan Day Celebration dinner and silent auction to honor the contributions Scots have made the United States.  In addition, the band travels to compete at Highland Gatherings and Games at various locations across the southwestern United States.  The band's goals are to expand our audience and reach out to a larger demographic.

Programs

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Program 1

Replacement Kilts and Supplies

The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band is requesting support for the purchase of a bolt of Strome Tartan Fabric from weavers in Scotland to replace approximately 10 badly worn kilts that are currently in use.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$4,000.00

Program 2

General Operating Support Items

The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band is the premier bagpipe band in Arizona.  The bagpipes require replacement reeds for the chanters, which the notes are fingered on, and drone reeds.  The drums need replacement sticks as they break after repeated use.  The drums also need replacement heads.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,200.00

Program 3

Scotland Concert Tour & Compettion

The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band travels to Scotland on an every-other-year basis to perform at various cultural sites around the country.  The band serves as ambassadors of the state of Arizona as well as the United States, and has made many contacts and friends that have travelled here in return, based on our appearances there.  We have built a reputation of quality music, and quality people that has made us welcome wherever we go.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$50,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band is the premier bagpipe band in Arizona.  The band travels around the Southwestern United states as well as Canada and Scotland.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Christopher Hossack

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Mr. Hossack is a practicing attorney as well as President and Musical Director of MCPB. As an attorney, he has served on several bar committees and is a member of a number of professional organizations. As a musician, Mr. Hossack has served three terms as President of the Western United States Pipe Band Association and is a member of that organizations Adjudication Panel."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Christopher Hossack

Folk and Associates, P.C.

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