The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is the only unit of its kind in the armed forces, and is part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). The Fife and Drum Corps is stationed at Fort Myer, VA.
The musicians of this unit recall the days of the American Revolution as they perform in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of General George Washington's Continental Army. Military musicians of the period wore the reverse colors of the regiments to which they were assigned. The uniforms worn by the members of the Corps are dated circa 1784, and consist of black tricorn hats, white wigs, waistcoats, colonial coveralls, and distinct red regimental coats.
US 1st Marine Division Band
Consisting of approximately 50 Marine musicians, the mission of the 1st Marine Division Band is to provide musical support to the 1st Marine Division as well as other tenant commands aboard Camp Pendleton, the surrounding community, and throughout the United States. The band fulfills numerous musical requirements by performing as a military marching band, wind ensemble, jazz band, popular music group, jazz combo, brass band, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, and saxophone quartet. Overall, the band supports over 400 engagements annually. Past highlights include: the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the State Funeral for President Ford, the Tournament of Roses Parade, annual performances at the Center for the Performing arts, in Escondido, California, the Swallow’s Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano, and most recently, the Disney Magic Music Days in Downtown Disney and San Francisco Fleet Week. All Marine Corps Bands preserve the values that comprise the unique and fundamental national character of the United States. Whether performing music or serving in a combat zone, the 1st Marine Division Band carries on this esteemed tradition and remains the “Pride of the Division.”
Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipes & Drums
Pipes on Parade: The Massed Pipes & Drums
Pipers from all over the United and Scotland to perform at the Estes Park International Tattoo.
Since 1996 Texas Camel Corps
has been sharing the little-known story of the 19th century US military use of camels as pack animals in the desert Southwest. Today the modern “corps”, consisting of reenactor soldiers and live camels, maintains an annualcalendar of events that takes their caravan from Arizona to Mississippi and
across Texas, where this story began in 1856. The National Park Service, Texas Historical Commission, numerous schools, libraries, museums, and historical sites keep Texas Camel Corps busy and owner/founder Doug Baum has even lectured on this unique bit of history as far away as the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan
US Air Force Academy The Stellar Brass Band Quintet
Described by the International Trumpet Guild as "an ensemble full of variety, panache and virtuosity," Stellar Brass is an original andstyles. They are dedicated to providing unwavering support for the trainingof the Air Force Academy Cadets, and to the unique telling of the Air Forcestory nationwide. Stellar Brass has represented the United States Air Forceas musical ambassadors through internationally distributed audio and videorecordings and broadcasts, and are nationally recognized and respected asclinicians, presenting university, college, and high school master classes.
The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Guard
A prestigious cadet unit, drawing less than 2 percent of the cadet wing as its members. Steeped in tradition, the Cadet Honor Guard was founded in 1974 primarily to function as an exhibition drill unit. Since then, it has expanded its mission to perform such details as color guard, flag details, and funeral honors, with the intent of honoring past and present cadets, graduates, and service members.
Estes Park International Highland Dance Team
A video of welcoming ceremonies
The festival is proud to have Honored Guests participate at the
Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival.
2024 Honored Youth
We love our pets, but the noise, crowds and hot weather are too much for them.
Be kind and leave them home.
ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR CLAN AND ATHLETICS
ATTENTION ALL SCOTTISH HIGHLAND ATHLETE COMPETITORS
Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, 2024 Check-in at 7:30 a.m. start at 8:30 a.m PLEASE BE ON TIME!!
The festival will have all clan ticket packages will ready for pick up on Thursday, September 9. The tickets that are included in the tent fee. ie: Gate Passes and Special Parking Pass. THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT MAIL ANY CLAN PACKETS OUT THIS YEAR.
All Solo Piping and Pipe Band Registerations will be open April 11, 2023
Please go to the Piping Competition page to Register when they are available.
STEPS OFF AT 9:30 AM --Saturday, September 09, 2023
STARTING AT THE WATER WHEEL ON WEST ELKHORN AVE AND ENDING RIGHT BEFORE THE 34/36 TRAFFIC LIGHT.
RETURNING TO THE LONGS PEAK SCOTTISH IRISH HIGHALND FESTIVAL FOR 2023
THE HIGHLAND CATTLE
FROM AMERICAN HIGHLANDS RANCH
BIG LOST MEADERY
COME OUT AND SEE THE HIGHLAND CATTLE
THAT WILL ON DISPLAY ON THE FESTIVAL FIELD
FRIDAY - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2023
9 AM - 5 PM
The Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival has been a highlight of September in Estes Park the 46th anniversary September 8-10, 2023 is in full swing with Celtic Music, Ethnic Dancing, Bag Pipe Bands, Scottish Highland Athletics, representatives of many Clans. No restrictions.
Tickets on Sale Now at scotfest.com
The festival will have this available for those who want to show the love to each other.
Tiny Town Cabins for being a proud partner another year to host the Grand Prize Winner of the drawing at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival.
The Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival has been a highlight of September in Estes Park for 47 years; with Celtic Music, Ethnic Dancing, Bag Pipe Bands, Scottish Highland Athletics, representatives of many Clans.
In the early 1970's Estes Park was like most mountain towns relying on summer tourism with ended with Labor Day weekend. 47 years ago the festival's founder, a resident of Estes Park, had a vision to extend the fall season to the valley. He started this festival recognizing that September was a beautiful time for people to come to the mountains and with the perfect temperature, all that was needed was an event. And the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival came into being. Over the years this Festival has become the most attended event in Estes Park. Your support will allow us to continue to provide the culture experience in 2023 and forward into the future.
Please click on the Button to support the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival for its 47th year September 8-10, 2023
Celebrating Over 45 Years in Estes Park Colorado, the Celtic Capital of North America
Come out for the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival and learn about your heritage.
Immerse yourself in the Celtic culture at the Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Inc. hosts the largest such festival in the country. The event includes Scottish athletics, the best in Celtic rock and folk music, and live field performances.
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