The Fountain Trust Pipe Band is currently a Grade IV pipe band based in the small town of Covington, Indiana, USA. The band has members from throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois, and is led by Pipe Major Campbell White, who is also its founder. The band is named after its sponsor, the Fountain Trust Company. It is currently the only competitive bagpipe band in the state of Indiana, and is currently working with Brian Donaldson and John Quigg in a push to be upgraded to Grade III for the 2016 competition season.

History Edit

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band was formed by Campbell White in December 1999 to be a center of quality piping in Indiana. The band began competing three years later, in the summer of 2002 in the Midwest Pipe Band Association. Between 2002 to 2007, the band steadily improved in Grade V until it won the MWPBA's Champion Supreme prize for Grade V in 2007 and was promoted to Grade IV. Seven years later, the band won the MWPBA Champion Supreme prize for Grade IV, in 2014.

In the Fall of 2014, the band formed the beginning of a Grade V development band in order to train new talent. This band's first competitive season is expected to be 2017. It begins regular practices in the Fall of 2015.

Band FactsEdit

The band is currently playing Inveran Bagpipe Makers' Donaldson Master band chanter, which they first used in the 2015 competition season. They had previously been playing McCallum Mark II band chanters.

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