1921 – 2021
lebrating a Century

As our Centennial Year draws to a close, we’d like to thank those who hired us or came out to hear us, our members, students, alumni, families, the Palatine Presbyterian Church we call home, our friends at Dundee Scottish, and everyone else who helped make this an incredible anniversary year!

Thanks to bass drummer Joe Harris for pushing forward the initial Centennial logo design!

By all accounts, our Centennial Celebration was an overwhelming success! Not only did we sell all 144 of our Centennial etched pint glasses and 97 commemorative crowlers, we raised $413 for Pollyanna’s charity of the month, St. Charles Breakfast Rotary. Jim Sim, President of the Midwest Pipe Band Association and Grandson of one of our founding Sim brothers said this “Do you realize there are 4 generations of lead drummers here?” Thanks to everyone who made this day a success and here’s to the next 100 years!

Centennial Circle at Pollyanna Brewing, St. Charles, IL
See Band Manager Dan Tesch on the Big Rab Show Podcast talking about the Highlanders’ Centennial

After several years of planning, the Highlanders Centennial Celebration is set to go forward on Saturday, October 16 at Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles, IL. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!

Our Pipe Major, Anita Jannes wrote a tune called “Centennial March” for our 100 year anniversary. The Highlanders are currently playing this tune as part of our Medley set when we compete with the Alliance Pipe Band.