Join Wake and District Saturday, December 7th @ 7p as we celebrate another amazing year of making music — while recognizing our members and our mission. Special guests Raleigh Scottish Highland Dance and Michael Grey. A limited number of tickets are available for online purchase (see bottom of this page). Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door.
The celebration will take place at All Saints Chapel located at 110 South East Street in Downtown Raleigh on Saturday, December 7th from 7p - 10p.
Tickets are $10 and include entertainment, some salty snacks and savory desserts provided by our band members. Dinner will not be served. Beer, wine and soda will be available for sale. Bottled water will be available at no charge.
Souvenir pint glasses and stemless wine glasses will be for sale for $10 and include 2 free refills of beer/wine.
The evening will feature the stirring sounds of the Wake and District Pipe band throughout the evening fair. Special guest performances by Erin Bartow's Raleigh Scottish Dance and the infectiously talented bagpiper, Michael Grey.
About Raleigh Scottish Dance:
Erin started Scottish Highland Dance at the age of 6, under the instruction of Jo Moore Kalat, through the City of Raleigh's education classes. Her love of dance took her to dance competitions across the Southeast, US, Canada and Scotland, where she won many prestigious championships and competitions. She was twice ranked second in the United States Inter Regional Highland Dance Championship and numerous times in the top four. Erin is a Fellow Scottish Dance Teacher with the British Association of Teachers of Dance, where she has been teaching Scottish Highland Dance for 16 years. She is available for on site classes around the Triangle where she caters to different Homeschooling Co-Ops, as well as for performances. Her goal is to provide her dancers with the highest level of training in Scottish Highland Dancing.
The Scottish Highland dances are a beautiful combination of strength, agility, movement, music, and costume. Unlike other dance forms, the Scottish Highland dances are generally danced solo and in competition. Although regularly confused with Irish Step Dancing, Scottish Highland dancing uses soft shoes, and arm positions.
About Michael Grey:
While he has had a string of impressive competitive successes over many years, Michael Grey will certainly be remembered most for his compositions, arrangements and the all-round creative component he brings to all of his endeavours.
His talent as a piper has always been clear, and his exceptional hands have allowed him to do whatever he wanted with a pipe tune. His influence on the 78th Fraser Highlanders at the peak of their success, and then on the Peel Regional Police Pipe Band during their best years in Grade 1 are testament to his skill at helping to bring out the creative and musical best in a band.