Allen C. Magie
Paramus Catholic High School
Class of 2024
I have been playing bagpipes and taking private lessons since age ten.
I have been a member of the Claddagh Pipe Band of West Milford, New Jersey since 2017.
Claddagh Pipe Band is a Grade IV competition band and an active affiliate of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.
Claddagh Pipe Band promotes appreciation for Irish Highland Bagpiping and was founded on the ideals of comradeship and passion for good music.
Our band annually participates in Saint Patrick's Day and Memorial Day parades as well as in performances for various holiday celebrations. We also participate in the West Milford Tattoo each November.
Claddagh Pipe Band also competes during the summer months.
Since 2021, I have been performing at graduations, weddings, funerals, and miscellaneous ceremonial events.
Through the bonds I formed with my instructor and fellow bandmates, I have developed a strong sense of love and appreciation for music.
Instructor: Joseph Smolinski