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P I P E   M A J O R,
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Ray Scott, PhD.

Ray Scott began his piping career in 1965 studying first with Tommy Knowles then with Archie MacLeod in Woburn, Mass. He competed successfully in solo competitions on the east coast in the late ’60s and ’70s and was a member of the Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band of Bedford, MA for several years before heading off to college. In graduate school in Cincinnati he joined and was soon Pipe Major of the Caledonian Pipes and Drums of Cincinnati. After moving to Virginia in 1984, he joined the Lionhart Pipe Band, and served as Pipe Major from 1988 to 1990. In 1991 he joined the Denny & Dunipace Pipe Band, which was renamed the City of Washington Pipe Band in 1993. He played with that group until 1996, traveling with them to two World Championship competitions. He has been the director of the Mary Washington College Eagle Pipe Band since its inception in 1997 and writes many of the band tunes. When not working with the band, Dr. Scott teaches chemistry at the University of Mary Washington.

While still a young piper, he received many hours of instruction from Vera Miller Patterson on how to play for highland dancers. Over the years he has regularly played at many of the dance competitions in the eastern United States.

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Charlie Hutchind


D R U M M I N G   D I R E C T O R

Charles Hutchind

Charles Hutchind has been a drummer and
percussionist for nearly 20 years. He began
his studies on American rudimental and
concert style snare drum, as well as pitched
percussion and drumset. After completing one
year of college for music performance, he
enlisted in the US Marine Corps as a

After completing boot camp at Parris Island,
SC, he continued to the US Armed Forces
School of Music, and was then attached to the
US Marine Band at Twentynine Palms, CA.
There, he played in marching, concert, and
jazz bands for performances in/around the
western United States.

Charles joined the UMW Eagle Pipe Band in
2005 and has been the band’s drum sergeant
(director) since 2006. He is also a EUSPBA
solo competitor on snare drum.

He holds a BS degree in Networking with a
minor in computer programming, and is a
network engineer and certified software
tester by trade.

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Harry Raab 

Harry Raab has been drumming for over 30 years and in addition to being the drumming instructor for the Mary Washington Eagle Pipe Band, is Drum Sergeant of the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums. He has studied Scottish drumming at three separate sessions of the Balmoral School with Alex Duthart, the internationally recognized master of this style, and has attended many drumming workshops. He has played in several pipe bands and won numerous awards in band competitions. He provides instruction for drummers and drumming recruits and has written many of the drum scrores played in both bands that he is associated with.

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