Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pikes Peak Highlanders

picture courtesy of Pikes Peak Highlanders

We met a wonderful person today, Bonifacio Duran. He's the shortest person in the picture above. Boni is a member of the Pikes Peak Highlanders and a delightful person.

The Highlanders were founded here in Colorado Springs in 1985 by Royal Canadian Air Force (RACF) Major Bob Tracy. We have always been proud and honored that the Royal Canadian Air Force is a part of Norad here in the Springs.

What I didn't know was that we have the pipes, drums and color guard of the Highlanders.

The pipers wear the Prince Charles Edward Stewart tartan and the drummers wear the legendary tartan of the 1st BN Black Watch.

They have recorded a cd which will be available July 1st. If you want to know more about the Pikes Peak Highlanders here is a link to their website

It made our day meeting Boni :)


Lydia said...

I love Highland bagpipe music but have never met one of the players. The bagpipe seems to go to your very soul, doesn't it?
The Pikes Peak Highlanders are a fine looking group. :)

Looking to the Stars said...

Lydia, we love bagpipe music also :)
yes, it does go to the soul. Thanks, I thought they looked good too :)

Darlene said...

I'm just catching up on old blogs. The P.P. Highlanders are since my time, but I do enjoy the pipes and drums. The link no longer works, sad to say.

Looking to the Stars said...

Darlene, great to hear from you :)
Sorry the link no longer works, if you google the name you can find them. I didn't know we had anything like them here. I'm glad we met one of them :)