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In 1955 some Scottish immigrants and some Americans pooled their experience and, with the sponsorship of the Clan Gordon Lodge of the Scottish Clans, formed the Clan Gordon Pipe Band.  The first Pipe Major was Johnnie Montgomery, father of long time member Jack Montgomery.  Today, even though Clan Gordon is no longer a sponsor, the band retains the original name. We are successful in our primary purpose: to bring the music of the highland bagpipe to the Northwest.

Visitation Parish Hall, Tacoma - 1959 or '60. Front rank (from left to right) P/S Gordon Johnson (later Mayor of Tacoma), Ira Webster, Elmer Braudway, Jeff Dunford, Jimmy Goodreau, Hardin Soule (later Superior Court Judge). Back rank Jack Minnahan, David Lamb, Ralph Foster, Larry Sutton