The Bay of Plenty Pipes and Drums are a competing grade 4b Pipe Band based in Tauranga with members from all over the Bay of Plenty. We play often during the year for the community at Christmas Parades, community events and concerts as well as at Competitions.

Band members offer tuition to anyone who is eager and at any one time can have a number of youth and adults learning. Learning players are included in all band activities and can participate with the band in a variety of playouts. The band can provide a piper/pipers/drummers or the entire band for special events or celebrations

Our Tartan

The band wears the Spirit of Scotland Tartan. We are currently in the process of changing over to the spirit of Scotland tartan from the MacGregor Tartan

Please look around the site and get in touch with us if you any questions or inquiries

Our People...


Damian Hodgetts

Damian joind and started learning the pipes with the band in 2014. He was given position of pipe corporal in 2016 and later that year taking on the role as the Pipe Major. Damian also Plays with the well known Grade 1 band The Auckland & District Pipe Band and also competes in B Grade Solo Piping Competitions

Email: pipemajor@boppd.co.nz


Lewis Graham

Lewis joined and started learning the pipes with the band back in 2012. Lewis was given the position of Pipe Sergeant in 2018.


Lauren McLellan

Lauren joined the band in 2020 when her family moved to Tauranga from Dunedin. Lauren has plenty of experience having played with City of Dunedin Pipe Band, South Canterbury Pipe Band, Foundation New Zealand Youth Pipe Band, Robert Malcom Memorial Pipe Band(Canada). Lauren’s mother Adrienne is a piper in the band and her father (pictured with her above) Andrew is our Drum Major

Email: drumsergeant@boppd.co.nz