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Utah Scottish Festival 2004

In November of 2003 drummer Jason Lenz and bagpiper David Rock agreed on the idea of developing a performance ensemble. What began as a two-man jam session soon evolved into the organization now known as The Henry’s Fork Pipes and Drums of Rexburg, Idaho - the first Scottish style pipeband ever to take root in Eastern Idaho.

The band reached an important milestone on July 3, 2004 with our first public appearance: the Independence Day parade in Rexburg. On that day we marched 4 pipes, 3 snares, 2 tenors and a bass drum. Less than a year later we had developed into a full-fledged competition pipe band (W.U.S.P.B.A Grade IV), competing for the first time at the Utah Scottish Festival in Lehi on June 11, 2005 (see above picture). On that occasion we missed third place (out of seven bands) by just one point. One month later we broke into the prize list for the first time, taking second-place honors at the Payson, Utah Scottish Festival.

By the end of 2006 we had grown to include more than 25 members in varying degrees of progress and had enjoyed continued success at competitions with 2nd place finishes in Payson and a 3rd and 4th places in Jackson.

During the 2007 season the band teamed with the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce and The Idaho International Dance and Music Festival to bring a bagpipe band competition to Rexburg for the first time on August 4th 2007. The band gave multiple performances during the Festival and pulled off a successful band competition event. This proved to our busiest yet most successful year in competition with a total of six 2nd place finishes. Very commendable for a home grown band in a small Eastern Idaho farming community.