The Official Pipe and Drum Band of the Northeast Florida Highland Games and the Host Pipe Band of the St. Augustine Celtic Festival

First Coast Highlanders
Your favorite Bagpipe Band in Northeast Florida

About our group

The First Coast Highlanders is an all-volunteer Highland bagpipe band based in Clay County, Florida.  The band, formed in May 2009 and formerly known as the Clay County Sheriff's Office Pipes and Drums, is Clay County's premiere pipe and drum band.

We are a performance and entertainment band, a teaching organization, and a cultural group.  We are community based and promote Celtic culture through music. Our goal is to encourage and support the Celtic culture in our community by providing instruction to anyone interested in learning the Great Highland bagpipes or Highland drums.

The band is the host band for the Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival and the St. Augustine Celtic Festival.  We participate in many community events in Clay, St. Johns, Duval, and Alachua counties.

Lessons are provided free of charge to anyone who is willing to commit the time and self-discipline to learn. We meet for student lessons at 5 PM and rehearsal at 6 PM every Thursday at the Orange Park Presbyterian Church located at 1905 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL.

The band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and accepts donations which are tax deductible.  Funds are used to further the education and awareness of bagpiping and drumming.  Please explore this website, and "friend" us on Facebook at

Everyone is welcome! Please come and join us.

At the 2024 Robert Burns Dinner
At the 2024 Robert Burns Dinner

Board of directors 2024

Executive Board Advisor: Gayward Hendry

President: Scott Young

Vice President: Stephen Romeo

Secretary: James Roberts

Treasurer: Will Wheeler

Member at Large: Evan Brown

Quartermaster: Natasha Durrance

Business Manager: Arthur Tenney


Everyone is welcome!

When: Every Thursday

Beginner Lessons: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Chanter and Drum Practice: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Piper Circle: 7:00 -8:30 pm


Orange Park Presbyterian Church

1905 Park Avenue

Orange Park, FL  32073



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