The JP Fell Pipe Band was formed in 1993 by Alex Chisamore, Rob Thompson and Allan McMordie. The band had approached the Six Engineer Squadron, Canadian Military Engineers to inquire if they could make use of the armouries for their practices and were honoured to become the association pipe band for Six Engineer Squadron, Canadian Military Engineers.
The JP Fell Pipe Band has provided opportunities for youths and adults to learn to play either the bagpipes or drums in a non-competitive, constructive atmosphere.
The band has participated in parades, ceremonies, community and multi-cultural events around British Columbia, North West Washington State, Scotland and New York. The band has helped in raising money for Cancer research as well as for the Fire Fighter Burn funds at events through out the province.
They have been honored to play for the Lieutenant Governor at Government House in Victoria and have hosted the Lieutenant Governor at their annual Burns Supper. The band has also been honored as the “Official Pipe Band of the North Shore”.
The band is made up of members of the community ranging from retired Fire Fighters to doctors and students. The band currently enjoys a membership of over 50 members.