Nauvoo Pageant | Bagpipe Band

Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band

Applications to serve as Bagpipe Band volunteers are typically accepted from September 1 to October 31 each year. The Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band is involved in many important aspects of the overall pageant experience. All pipers will be under the direction of a pipe major who coordinates participation in rehearsals, scheduled outreach performances in surrounding communities, pre-vignette performances, Mulholland Street performances, Country Fair activities including the Highland Fling dance venue and the Pre-Pageants Parade leading the guests to the seating area of the pageants. Additionally, band members are included and welcomed at all family cast activities including district groups, cast meetings, temple worship, testimony meeting, family dances, friendshipping opportunities, and orientation meetings.

In order to participate, pipers should be able to:

  • provide, maintain and tune their own pipes.
  • provide their own kilts and regalia, including footgear, sporran, and belt. Shirts will be provided by the pageant costume staff.
  • learn basic repertoire for performing as a group, including Scotland the Brave, several LDS hymns, and standard march tunes. View the music repertoire played at the Pageants.

Bagpipe family members that have experience as drummers or Highland dancers may be invited to participate in these events.

On the Talent/Biographical section of the application, please indicate your bagpipe experience, including information such as whether you have marched in parades, participated in competitions and what grade level, if you have played with a pipe band, how many years you have been playing, etc. Taped auditions may be requested.

Transportation, Housing, Meals Information


All participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Nauvoo and during their pageant participation. The pageant does not operate a shuttle service. The Nauvoo & British Pageants Headquarters Building (PHQ) is located approximately 3 miles East of Nauvoo at 885 East Hwy 96, Nauvoo IL. Many of the pageant activities take place there.


Pageant participants are responsible for their own housing. The majority of participants are able to find convenient housing options in Nauvoo when arrangements are made soon after they receive notice of acceptance. For housing options in Nauvoo, please refer to the following websites:

  • The Nauvoo Tourism site:; click on "Stay".
  • Pageant participants may request space at the Nauvoo Facilities Management (FM) RV Park 868 Brattle. Full electrical, water and sewer hook-ups are available. A shower house and laundry facilities are also available for park residents. Because of safety concerns including weather, soft sided tents are not permitted. RV sites are available on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved through the pageant office. Cost per day is approximately $20.00. No animals allowed.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE - We recommend that you verify the legitimacy of the housing reservation you choose as you would in other travel circumstances.


The pageant meal plan option is not available to the Bagpipe Band because of conflict with meal times and Bagpipe Band schedules.


Your service is deeply appreciated and very valuable to the Nauvoo Pageants however, we are unable to accommodate your pets. We sincerely hope you will be able to find accommodations for your pet during your service time in Nauvoo. Thank you for your cooperation.

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