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


First Coast Highlanders, welcomes Bob Simpson as the newly elected Pipe Major for 2019.  Will Wheeler is stepping down to allow Bob to gain some very important leadership experience within FCH.  Bob Simpson is not without leadership skills serving as Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, now retired.  Bob has been playing pipes for the past nine years.  He started his bagpipe playing with the Khedive Shrine Club in Norfolk, VA.  The FCH looks forward to new musical leadership.  WELCOME BOB
piper Bob

First Coast Highlanders Is continually looking for bagpipers and drummers to enjoy our fun. If you would like to learn how to play the bagpipes and/or drums come join us every Thursday evening.  Also, find us at one of our events so we can shake your hand and personally invite you into the band.


Attend one of our fun practice sessions every Thursday evening starting a 5pm.  We are located at Orange Park Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, in Orange Park, FL


Happy Holidays - - With the Christmas Holidays and the New Year just around the corner, First Coast Highlanders will not have any performances for the rest of this year.  Practices will be slim and will continue, be sure to check the calendar when we will be not practicing.

Check out the calendar so you can plan to be with us for all of our performances.

Our next scheduled performance will be in Saint Simmons Island, GA




FCH at the 2018 Highland Games

The Clay Piper Newsletter

First Coast Highlanders Quarterly news letter "The Clay Piper" is filled with Celtic information, future and past event descriptions.  Feel free to open any of them onto your computer, print it out and share it with your friends.  You can also receive a copy delivered to your email.  Please provide your Name and Email address in the blocks below.  You will be one of the first to receive it digitally before it is mailed or personally delivered.

NE Florida Scottish Games and Festival  ~ Feb. 23, 2019

Green Cove Springs, FL - We are honored to again be the Host Bagpipe and Drum Band for this long running event. Come enjoy all of the Scottish activities and great music  throughout the day.  Take part in your Scottish heritage at the Clay County Fairgrounds just outside Green Cove Spring, FL. on Route 16.

2019 marks the 24th Anniversary of the Games. Thanks to everyone for putting this event on your calendars and showing your pride in Scottish heritage and hospitality. Come check-in with the FCHs, shake our hands and say Hello February 23, 2019.  We'll be there all day.

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

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(904) 368-8177

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

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