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The Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, sponsored by The Dowco Group of Companies, and wearing the MacLean of Duart Weathered Tartan, is a Grade One competitive and concert pipe band based in Greater Vancouver, Canada. Originally established in 1971, Dowco Triumph Street holds the honour of being the first band outside of Scotland to win a major World Championship prize, winning "The Sash" in 1979 under Lead Drummer Willie McErlean.

The band is led by Pipe Major David Hilder and Drum Sergeant Cameron Reid, along with support from Pipe Sergeant Shaunna Hilder and Pipe Corporal Gary Nimmo. The band has enjoyed considerable success including winning the 2006 World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 2 in a field of 39 bands. The Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band were promoted to the elite grade 1 status after also securing the North American title in 2007.

DTSPB may be based in Vancouver, but also includes award-winning pipers and drummers from British Columbia, Ontario, Washington, Michigan, California and also has a dedicated group in the UK, led by Pipe Corporal Gary Nimmo.

In August 2015, DTSPB competed at the World Pipe Band Championships and successfully qualified for the Grade 1 final for a seventh year in a row. In the Final, the band placed 10th overall in the world and 2nd in North America. DTSPB is once again proud to be one of the top 3 bands in North America, for a seventh year in a row.

In 2016, the band will once again make the trip to the UK, this time to compete at the U.K Championships held in Stormont Estate, Belfast, in June.

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Gary Corkin Joins DTSPB

DTSPB are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Corkin to the LD…

Bard on the Beach

DTSPB are thrilled to be the signature performer for Bard on the Beach Fireworks concert series…

Bellingham Highland Games

Dowco Triumph Street takes 2x 1st placings in Piping in the MSR event and loses out overall on ensemble to the…

DTSPB to Headline Concert

DTSPB are pleased to announce we have been asked to headline the annual “pre season” concert in Aberdeen, Scotland…