The Seton Hill University Pipe Band was awarded the title of “Best Local Pipe Band” within a 100-mile radius of Pittsburgh at the Ligonier Highland Games on September 11. Overall, the band took a second place prize at the competition.

“There was a heavy field of competitors at the Ligonier Highland Games,” said Pipe Major A.G. Lee, Jr. “We are honored to be recognized among such prestigious competition.”

The Seton Hill University Pipe Band , formerly the Allegheny and District Pipe Band, was formed in 1993 under the direction of Pipe Major A.G. Lee, Jr. and Pipe Major David Thompson and currently has 23 members. The band became part of Seton Hill University in 2007.

“The pipe bands have a long history and initially started as military bands. The Scottish Regiments often used pipers, and later bands, to march into battle,” said Lee. “Today, there are numerous pipe bands around the world. We are proud to represent Seton Hill and its tradition of supporting music education and community music.”

Seton Hill University Pipe Band members include Bill Campbell (bass drummer), Dray Campbell (piper), Judy Campbell (tenor drummer), Josh Dobbin (piper), JoElla GearHard (piper), Darren Humbert (drum sergeant), Mark Knox (piper), A.G. Lee (pipe major), Alex Lee III (snare drummer), Caulene Lee (tenor drummer), Debbie Lee (piper), Ian Lee (snare drummer), Sean Lee (snare drummer), Bruce Liberati (piper), Megan McClure (piper), George Stewart (piper), Georgie Stewart (snare drummer), Zach Tanyer (snare drummer), David Thompson (pipe sergeant), Dave Werkheiser (piper), Teresa Werkheiser (piper), Hannah Whittaker (tenor drummer), and Jill Whittaker (tenor drummer).

The Seton Hill University Pipe Band is available for performances for parades or private ceremonies. For more information regarding instruction or hiring the Seton Hill University Pipe Band or a small ensemble of pipers and drummers, contact Pipe Major A.G. Lee or Debra E. Lee at 724-420-5320 or