Piping Instructor Donald McBride was taught originally by his father Willie McBride and went on to Donald MacPherson for piobaireachd instruction. He also played in the Muirhead & Sons pipe band under P/M Robert G. Hardie. Donald also took piobaireachd lessons from Andrew Wright. He has been placed 2nd twice and 3rd twice in the Gold Medals at the Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering. He won the A Grade March at the Northern Meeting in 1982 and has been 2nd and 3rd in the Strathspey & Reel events at Oban and Inverness more times than he cares to remember. Presently he lives in Overland Park, Kansas.