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Bagpipes are NOT illegal during pre-show nor are they illegal via an electronic patch. Royalties would have to be paid to Racine Kilts.

Of course, bagpipes never begin on-note but first has to inflate the bag part of the instrument which glowers a few overtones and such.

In college, I had the "pleasure" of rooming next to someone who was learning how to play the pipes and had juist graduated from chanter to full instrument. Truthfully, even this son of Roscommon and Cork and who even loves Scotland in the winter, was tested for patience.

The Kilts used a recording of bagpipes playing Scotland the Brave for the 2016 pre-show; cool stuff!!

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It's been done already. Vanguard had a theramin in the pit for their 2015 show.

They also used a theramin sample in their 2011 show.

Spirit of Atlanta used a real theremin in their 2011 show ATL Confidential: A Tribute to Film Noir. But, during the season they replaced it with a sample due to tuning issues as I recall.

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Noticed the snares did not all use the same grip and if you know your parts, why were the snares watching the guy in the middle? Don't think the tempo was changing.

I was a guard member and DM and have respect for drummers. I noticed the snares and bass drummers had harnesses instead of sling, a good thing! My neighbour has 2 daughters that perform in a local pipe band, one on pipe, the other tenor drum. They returned from a trip to Scotland mid-August and will perform at a local event in 2 weeks. I'll post a review for you ;)

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