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

Marine Events That Utilize Bagpipers:

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

The Leatherneck Tartan is woven by Strathmore Woollens in 11.5 and 13oz/yard weight and woven by D. C. Dalgliesh in 11 and 15 oz/yard weight.

The U.S. Marine Corps has not yet formally adopted this tartan.

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