Liebe Freunde,

Leider muss ich mein Amt als Pipe Major der Swiss Midland Pipe Band nach 10 schönen und erlebnisreichen Jahren schweren Herzens aufgrund einer Erkrankung abgeben.

Gemeinsam hat unsere Band sich dazu entschieden den Weg mit Bernhard Roth als neuen Pipe Major weiterzugehen. Bernhard hat sich in den letzten Jahren als Piper und durch seinen Einsatz für die Band hervorgetan und wurde von der Band einstimmig gewählt. Ich bleibe Mitglied der Band und werde nach meinen Möglichkeiten weiterhin mitspielen.

Lieber Beni, ich wünsche dir alles gute für deine neue Aufgabe.

An dieser Stelle möchte ich mich noch bei Marc Kaser bedanken. Du hast im letzten Jahr die Band vorangetrieben und mich unglaublich entlastet 😘 Danke SMPB für eure Loyalität und Unterstützung in all den Jahren und ich bin stolz darauf weiterhin ein aktiver Teil einer solch tollen Band sein zu dürfen 💪🏻

Fortis et Fidus ( stark & treu)



The Band

From Edinburgh to Glasgow, from the stormy Shetland islands in the far north to the Southern Uplands in the south, pipe music is the musical pulse of Scotland. The Swiss Midland Pipe Band takes up this pulse and gives it a voice in Switzerland. Whether famous marches and slow airs such as Scotland the Brave and Amazing Grace or traditional Strathspeys and Reels, the band gives expression to the many facets of the Scottish bagpipes in their music.

The Pipe Band competitions are an extremely important part of the bagpipe culture in Scotland.  Not only do they serve as a means for bands to reflect on their own current standard, but also act as an incentive towards perfecting their musical prowess. To maintain their high musical standard, the Swiss Midland Pipe Band regularly takes part in national and international competitions. Evidence of their musical ability is reflected in their many successes over the years. They were Swiss Champions in 2004 and 2009, and currently hold the Swiss Vice-Champion title.


The Swiss Midland Pipe Band is a young, fresh and honest band which can stir the deepest feelings of all Scotland fans. Treat yourself to this experience and book the Swiss Midland Pipe Band as highlight for your event.


The Swiss Midland Pipe Band live performances are very often documented by guests. Our  videos can be seen on our Youtube channel.

Join the Band!

We enjoy seeing new faces in the band!

Are you an enthusiastic bagpiper, snare or tenor drummer? Get in touch with us.

The band plays in large and small formations at many events each year. So there are ample opportunities to show what you can do live  🙂

Do you want to learn the bagpipe, snare or tenor drumming?

The band regularly teaches young talent. All instruction is in accordance with the rules of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association. Please get in touch with us!

Rehearsals: Every Monday and Thursday

7:30  pm – 10:00 pm

SWISS MIDLAND PIPE BAND at KKL World Pipe Band Festival Lucerne

SWISS MIDLAND PIPE BAND at KKL World Pipe Band Festival Luzern

The annual “Tattoo on Stage”, under the format “World Band Festival Luzern”, has over the years drawn increasingly more people to the Luzern Culture and Congress Centre. The SWISS MIDLAND PIPE BAND from Zofingen has taken part in this prestigious event on several occasions, both alone and with other Swiss Pipe Band formations (Zurich Caledonian Pipe Band, Pipes and Drums of Basel, Swiss Highland Pipers, Swiss Pipers). In 2014 the SWISS MIDLAND PIPE BAND performed as the “SWISS MIDLAND Pipe Band and friends” and rocked at the Tattoo on Stage. Such joint projects make an important contribution to integration in the Swiss bagpipe scene and we look forward to more in this direction in the future!