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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 Gary Corkin, 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 2016, the band once again travelled to the United Kingdom, this time to compete in the European Pipe Band Championships, held in the picturesque Stormont Estate in Belfast. The band placed a credible 8th place in the Grade 1 event.

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Johnny Rowe joins DTSPB

We’re excited to announce the appointment of Johny Rowe as our new…

“The Worlds” 2017

Its off to Scotalnd for the second time this year, as the band competes at the WPBC

DTSPB at the BC Indoors 2017

The band once again competed at the BC Indoor event in Surrey, Vancouver…

DTSPB Andante Endorsement

Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band are pleased to announce a new endorsement

Robbie Burns Gala 2017

Tickets are selling fast for our annual Robbie Burns Gala, click here for info…

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…