Marine Bagpiping

Marine Bagpipe Tunes: Please see the Naval Academy Pipes and Drums repertoire web page.

History of Marine Bagpipes:

For a history of bagpiping in the USMC, see the Leatherneck Pipes and Drums history web page and the Marine Corps Pipers article at

Navy Events That Utilize Bagpipers:

  • Retirement Ceremonies: 
  • Marine Corps Birthday Ball
  • Funerals: 
  • Change of Command:
Marine Tartans:

The U.S. Marine Corps currently has the Leatherneck Tartan:

None of the U.S. military tartans have been approved by the military bodies whose names they bear.

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