About Silver Thistle

Silver Thistle has been participating in pipe band competitions and performances around Texas and around the world for more than 30 years. In that time, membership has grown, changed and shifted, but the dedication to quality and education has never wavered.

Under the leadership of Pipe Major Doug Slauson and Drum Sergeant Bill Burky, our corps consists of many pipers and drummers who learned to play through our band’s own lesson system. Other players came to us with experience from other bands. We are a global community, with members from Scotland, South Africa and France, as well as our homegrown musicians. We are proud to represent Texas both locally and abroad.

Contact us for more information about playing with the Silver Thistle!