A Short History of the Band
In 1996 a group of pipers and drummers from many schools held a meeting at Mercedes College in Western Australia hoping to generate further interest in the pipe band scene within the State. This meeting attracted a total of fifteen people who discussed the need to generate public interest in pipe band competitions and performances, common rules for local contests and the formation of another band in WA.
After approaches to the City of Cockburn, the fledging band found sponsorship and was officially formed in 1997. The band wears the Isle of Man tartan and performs throughout Australia and internationally representing the City of Cockburn.
The band has participated in many WA community events since conception. These include the annual Anzac Day parade. The band has also travelled to Scotland on four occasions to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships.
In 2012, City of Cockburn Pipe Band travelled to New York to participate in the St Patricks Day Parade which is the biggest of its kind in the world.
Many of the band members compete in the State Solo competitions as well as the Pipe Band Championships held locally in Perth, WA.