Welcome to Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums !
We are a competition, performance and teaching pipe band from the western suburbs of Chicago, in Warrenville, Illinois, USA.
The Tunes of Glory roster comprises over 20 active pipers and drummers, and a number of students. The Band performs throughout the far western Chicago suburbs in many community events, parades, concerts, and private functions. Players are also available for solo functions.
The Band rehearses at Warrenville City Hall (see map and directions) each Wednesday evening 7:30pm-10:00pm, and teaches students 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Prospective new members and students are always welcome.
>>> HIGHLIGHTS <<<
Our 2013 parade season will kick off March 2nd with an appearance at Manhatten Irish Fest (11 am parade; 12:15 in the Central Park Entertainment Area).
Congratulations to Brittany Stuart, MWPBA Champion Supreme Grade 4 Snare Drummer for 2012 !
Our final competition appearance for 2012 was at the Wisconsin Highland Games in Waukesha WI, on September 1st and 2nd. The event included pipe band competition on both days.
"Tunes" in Concert was Fun for All ! Thanks to all who came by to hear us play on August 1st as part of Warrenville Library's Concerts on the Commons. The weather was terrific, and we got a chance to play many of our competition and parade tunes, and to feature several solos and a few "unique" acts.
Tunes of Glory placed 3rd of 8 bands at the Springfield Highland Games on Saturday, May 19th. Congratulations to all players and soloists for their hard work and great performances!
Saturday, April 28th, Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums (ToG) kicked off the competition season at the Midwest Pipeband Association (MWPBA) sponsored Mini-Band competition at the Hoffman Estates Sears Centre. The ToG Medley group and ToG (B) group for QMM group both took fifth place, while the ToG (A) group for QMM earned a second. Another highlight was the drum corps acquiring a first-place from the drumming judge for their Medley performance.
Following a successful 2010 season, Tunes of Glory was promoted to competition Grade 4 for 2011. The 2010 season included a first place at the Alma Highland Festival and being crowned 2010 US Open Pipe Band Champions in Grade 5, achieving 2010 MWPBA Champions Supreme in Grade 5, while taking 1st place in 4 out of 6 contests entered.