Now celebrating its 42nd year, the Mount Kisco Scottish Pipes and Drums was founded by a former piper of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and proudly wears the uniform of this fine old regiment. The Band rehearses in Westchester, New York and marches and performs in the New York tri-state area.
It is the Official Band of the New York State Saint Andrew's Society and has become a fixture at Society events. The Band also performed for many years at the Scottish American Society Ball. In 1999 Mount Kisco Scottish led the first ever Tartan Day Parade in New York City. In 2002, Mount Kisco Scottish marched as Lead Band for the St. Andrews Society at the Scottish Power Tunes of Glory Parade of 10,000 Pipers on Tartan Day in midtown Manhattan. The Band has led the St. Andrew's Society in each Tartan Day parade ever since.
The Band performed in 1999 at the Explorer's Club in Manhattan. That performance was featured in Stan Mack's article in The New York Times Magazine.
Following the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Mount Kisco Scottish donated a concert at the Benefit for The Leary Firefighters Foundation Fund for New York's Bravest, an event that overall raised more than $1,000,000.
Mount Kisco Scottish is recognized as a top show and parade band. It has performed at the Kirking of the Tartan at the New Canaan Presbyterian Church for 40 years and, more recently, at similar annual services at Stamford Presbyterian Church, and others. In 2001, the Band Ied the Princeton Class of 1951 in its 50th Anniversary Alumni "P"-rade, and in 2006 led the members again in their 55th Reunion.
The Band has performed twice in Central Park as part of the Robert Burns Bicentennial Celebration, and has twice appeared in joint concert with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. It has also appeared numerous times at the Westchester conservatory of Music and on the Forbes yacht "The Highlander."
In 1996, the Band was designated a "Division in North America" of the Bermuda Regiment and has stood in for the Regimental Band at several functions. At the end of that year, the Band Was featured in First Night Celebrations at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Mount Kisco Scottish Pipes and Drums is under the direction of Pipe Major Jonathan Henken and Drum Sergeant Robert Trimpe.