Alasdair Henderson taught an unusual version of The Glasgow City Police Pipers in his class on Dec 12, 2022. This is the concert that score was created for! At their 2005 concert in Glasgow, the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland play a selection of jigs. Check out the tune at 3:30.
From its origin in Scottish clans and culture, the Great Highland Bagpipe has long been associated with the military.
Especially in more recent history, the Highland Regiments of the British Armed Forces, and some of the Lowland Regiments as well, have had bagpipers since their first formation.
The United States Armed Forces has historically had a very close relationship with the British – so the spread of the bagpipes was inevitable.