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The Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe & Drum Band was formed in 1996 under the direction of Mel Rodgers and Bill Orr.  We wear the Ancient Gordon tartan. The band's emblem, which is emblazoned on the bass drum, incorporates the Stag's Head from the Clan Gordon Coat of Arms and the Waterfall Logo from the Township of Smiths Falls. The colours are from the Gordon Tartan: green, blue, gold and black.

Our band is a strong community organization with a focus on fun, camaraderie and quality of performance.  The band performs at competitions and parades throughout Eastern Ontario  We are a not-for-profit organization and do not have any sponsors. All band members donate their time. Money earned from our performances is invested back into the band to buy uniforms and supplies.

In the summer of 2008, the Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band received a grant from the Trillium Foundation of Ontario to purchase uniform items and instruments.

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Highland on the Rideau

Each June, the Band hosts the annual "Highland on the Rideau" pipe, drum and band contest.

The "Highland on the Rideau" is a continuation of the former Spring Fling indoor contest that was also hosted by the band. The first "Spring Fling" was in 2005 and the first "Highland in the Rideau" was in 2012.