Based in Austin for more than 30 years, Silver Thistle is dedicated to promoting the historically renowned Scottish Highland bagpiping and Scottish-style drumming through its educational component, traditional performances and competitive status. Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and cultural organization.
Our education component is comprised of aspiring pipers and drummers in the Central Texas region who receive instruction from our experienced musicians.
Silver Thistle also maintains competitive band status sanctioned through the Southwest branch of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA), attending regional, national and international competitions annually.
Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums will be competing at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in August 2015. We need substantial financial support to be able to represent Austin at the Worlds!
- A 501c3 educational organization
- Over 200 hours of instruction yearly
- Over 2200 miles traveled for out of state competitions yearly
- Over 800 miles traveled for on location performances yearly
- Over 100 students taught since the band’s inception in 1977
- 2008 9th place Grade 3B World Championship
- 7th place Grade 3B World Championship Preliminaries
Silver Thistle wishes to recognize donors for their gift of support in the following ways:
PERSONAL DONOR RECOGNITION
$2,000 Sponsorship of one band member’s travel to the World Competition- Pair of tickets to Annual Burn’s Supper.
$800 Sponsorship of one band member’s competition uniform– Special edition coin.
$600 Sponsorship of one drum- T-Shirt
$200 Sponsorship of one student- Vinyl Sticker
CORPORATE DONOR RECOGNITION
$20,000 Sponsorship- Pair of tickets to annual Burn’s Supper, commemorative plaque, company logo on bass drum head (non-competition performances) and two full band performances at an event(s) of your choice (2-20 min sets per show).
$15,000 Sponsorship- Company logo (10x10 in) on band travel T-shirts for one year, mention of sponsor-ship on our website to include link, full band performance at one event of your choice (2-15 min sets) and commemorative appreciation plaque.
$10,000 Sponsorship- Company logo (5x5 in) on band travel T-shirt for one year, mention of sponsor-ship on our website to include link, full band performance at an event of your choice (20 min).
$5,000 Sponsorship- Company logo (4x4 in) on band travel T-shirt for one year, mention of sponsorship on our website to include link, mini-band performance at an event of your choice (15 min).
$3,000 Sponsorship- Company logo (2x2 in) on band travel T-shirt for one year, mention of sponsorship on our website to include link, solo piper at an event of your choice (10 min)
If you're unable to help at the sponsor levels, but still want to give us a hand, see our donation page! Every little bit helps tremendously.