Wake and District proudly uses gear from some of the following manufacturers. 

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for your band.  


Precision Sound

Melvin reeds are designed to deliver "precision sound."  These shoulder-cut reeds sound as crisp and clean as they look and pair well with a wide range of chanters. An accomplished piper, teacher, and adjudicator, readmaker Adrian Melvin knows how a great chanter reed needs to perform. Melvin reeds are made in the U.S.A.

This reed has a brass tube staple which has a punchier sound and slightly sharper High G and High A.



British Drum Company

Axial is the brand new range of advanced technology pipe band drums from the British Drum Co.

Handcrafted in the UK to British Drum Co.’s highest standards, the Axial range represents a seminal moment in the evolution of pipe band drums. Featuring a snare drum, tenor drum and bass drum, the Axial range is both visually stunning and technically impressive.

Axial is the high-tension snare drum reinvented! 

Axial takes the concept of a high-tension, free-floating system to unsurpassed levels of innovation and performance.

Each drum is handbuilt using our unique cold-press moulding process to create an 8ply grade A Scandinavian Birch shell and features our revolutionary N-Circle™ bearing edge system. Axial hardware has been designed and precision engineered using low-mass, high-strength metals for optimum functionality. 

Every Axial drum is supplied with a British Drum Co.

Magnetik marching drum key as standard.


Increased Stability

The REMO Powermax® Bass drum heads feature optimum tone control, attack and projection for maximum attack, tone control and durability.  Head art designed by Vast Graphics and implemented by Neckbone Graphics.



bigger, brighter, bolder

At MacLellan bagpipes they don’t strive to be the biggest, fastest or the cheapest. They do however, meticulously craft a small number of the some of the best sounding and most beautiful looking instruments - including the Mac-1 poly band chanter our G3 pipers helped design in 2014.  We have always received high marks with good volume, balance and projection.



designed by Tad Myers

A great visual for new student and experienced player alike, and is a great tool for setting up drone reeds and chanters for a consistent instrument.  For more info or to purchase email Roddy MacLellan.



House of Edgar

Our new band lilts were procured through the House of Edgar where a custom variation of the MacKay Ancient tartan was woven for us and our kilts were hand made to order.

New kilts #Mackay
Thank you _shop4ties for helping us design our brilliant new band ties #Tie #Raleigh #swag #WhyMacKa



Thank you to the City of Chicago Pipe Band for the recommendation to work with the team at Shop4Ties (and more) to create our custom ties and pocket squares. We can’t say enough about how easy it was to put this all together with their staff and how happy we have been with the result.


Argyle Cuff Kilt Hose

Combining the traditional skills with the latest knitting technology to produce the finest collection of country and shooting socks, kilt hose and fashion socks.  Our custom Merino Wool Socks have an argyle design knitted in matching kilt colors.  These hose are hand finished to ensure a premium quality.