The MacKay Bagpipe Band
MacKay Bagpipe Band was formed in the late 1970's by Lee Lightle, in an effort to
create a unique organization where its members could come together to celebrate their
love of Scottish and Irish music in an uncompetitive environment. Originally located in
Lansdale, PA the band relocated north to Bethlehem after Lee's passing away in the
early 90's. Keeping true to Lee's traditions and principles, the band continues to grow
and prosper, proud to accept members from varied age, gender, and interests but all
equal in their commitment and importance to the band.
Even with over twenty volunteer members, the band continues to provide its members
with free lessons, uniforms, and equipment. Rather than rely on outside sponsorship,
the band performs at various events throughout the year with all proceeds going directly
towards funding the band. MacKay has won numerous awards at parades and festivals
across the North Eastern United States.