The Official Pipe and Drum Band of the Northeast Florida Highland Games
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Your favorite Bagpipe Band in Orange Park and Jacksonville, FL. Serving Clay, Duval, St. Johns and Alachua Counties


The First Coast Highlanders is a Highland Bagpipe and Drum band based in Clay County Florida.  Bagpipe bands have a rich heritage and have long been associated with Police, Fire Departments and Military Units throughout the world. Learn more about us...




When First Coast Highlanders reorganized, April 15, 2016, we decided to change our uniform to best fit our name.  We changed our shirts and hats.  Now we are going to change our kilt to a Scottish tartan.  New kilts will be made of the Scotland's National Tartan pattern.

We are requesting financial help to purchase these kilts and complete our new look.  Every year we complete over 30 performances.  Of those, over 70% are pro bono for other non-profits, local schools, and military events.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation and if you so desire to make a kind donation, they are tax deductible. If you wish to write a check, please mail it to the First Coast Highlanders at 9703 NW 219th Street * Starke, FL * 32091.  Donating today is easy through our web site: just click on the DONATE button located on this or any of the other pages.

Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



Our Next Performances:


Concert with CLAY High School

St. Johns Country Day School

May 11, 2018 ~ 7:30

Doctors Lake Rd

Orange Park, FL


Memorial Day Church Service

Turning Point at Calvary

Sunday, May 27, 2018 ~ 10:30

3500 SR-16, St. Augustine, FL


Our online store !

As a non-profit organization, we rely solely on donations.  Please support your local Bagpipe & Drum band by simply making your donation online or in person with any band member.  You can also visit the FCH Store {Button Below} to purchase one of our band items.

Thanks for your support! 


Book the Band:

Do you have a birthday, anniversary, funeral, memorial service or any other special function that a Piper would be fun to have attend?  Or how about a full band with pipers and drummers?

Give our Band Manager, Art a call to check availability



First Coast Highlanders

Based in Clay County, Florida, is a Scottish Bagpipe and Drum band led by Pipe Major Will Wheeler.  We attract our members from across Northeast Florida.

The FCH website endeavors to provide up to date news and information on our busy rehearsal and performance schedule.

First Coast Highlanders Website offers secure access

This website is updated and monitored  on a regular basis to provide complete access to our online services.  Join our mailing list ~ Make a donation ~ Make a purchase of one of our products.  Donations and purchases to insure FCH's continues on the right note without hesitation. 

If you have any comments and/or content that could enhance this web site please send an email to the web editor Bob Simpson at

Thanks and PIPE ON.


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First Coast Highlanders,       9703 NW 219th Street,    Starke, FL 32091

Call Us:

(904) 368-8177

About us

The First Coast Highlanders are a Highland Bagpipe and Drum band based in Clay County Florida.  Learn more about us...

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