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Tavenner's Worldwide Piping Page

This is Eric Tavenner's page to the wonderful world of piping.

First a little bit about myself. I am Eric Tavenner and I have been playing the bagpipes off and on for about eighteen years. I learned how to play the pipes at the University of Missouri-Rolla Pipe Band while I was working on my BS degree in physics. During my senior year, I was the pipe major for the band. Since that time I was the society piper for the Celtic Society of the Ozarks. Now I'm one of the many pipers located in Australia.

Honors and Performances of Note

Drum Major for University of Queensland's Emmanuel College
Independent Drum Major for various massed band performances (including Ekka, Nambour Pipe Band Gathering and Ipswich Pipe Band Competition)
2002 Anzac Day Ceremony for the Albany State School
Memorial dedication for the Army Military Police School at Ft. Leonard Wood
Inauguration of Missouri's Tartan Day
Springfield, MO 2001 Memorial Day service
Kirking of the Tartans for the Celtic Society of the Ozarks
Ceremony for Fraternal Order of Freemasons of Springfield
Played a dedication to Payne Stewart for his mother at the Celtic Gathering at Ozark, Missouri
Piped at a church service and after the final battle at the Wilson's Creek Battle reenactment
Played with Scott Keeton and the Deviants (blues band) at Nathan P. Murphy's
Played for Seven Nations at Nathan P. Murphy's
2001 Fourth of July parade in Springfield, Missouri
1999 Fourth of July parade in Hannibal, Missouri
1999 St. Pats Pub Crawl in Springfield, Missouri
Ceremony for U.S. Marine Corps retired personnel
Springfield's Heather Court
Pipe Major for UMR Pipe Band
Society piper for the Celtic Society of the Ozarks
Numerous weddings, family reunions, parties, and funerals (both civilian and military)

Pipers from various bands at the Arkansas Highland Games (I'm in there somewhere)

Piping Links
David Daye's Bagpipe Page
The Piper's Page
The Western US Pipe Band Association

Celtic Links

Clan MacKay
Celtic Society of the Ozarks
The Clans & Tartans of Scotland
Scottish Tartans
House of Tartan
Tartans of Scotland
Gathering of the Clans
Seven Nations

E-mail me.

Note: The second image of the massed pipers is from the 1995 Souvenir Program from the Lyon College Ozark Scottish Festival.

The background for this frame is clan Morgan ancient tartan and the background for adjoining frame is Edinburgh district tartan.