North Central College - Naperville, IL

Championship bagpipers, drummer perform free concert July 1

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The public is invited to enjoy a free performance featuring two of the world’s greatest Highland bagpipers and a U.S. champion snare drummer at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in North Central College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville.

The 90-minute performance features 11-time world-champion piper Alasdair Gillies—voted by the readers of Piper & Drummer magazine as the 20th century’s greatest piper—multi-world champion piper Brian Donaldson, and U.S. and Midwest champion snare drummer Andrew Hoinacki.

The three performers are at North Central College June 27 through July 2 as instructors for bagpiping and drumming classes administered by the Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming. Since 1978, Balmoral School has held week-long bagpiping and drumming classes every summer at various campuses throughout the United States. This is Balmoral School’s fourth year at North Central College.

Visit to learn more about Balmoral School and the concert’s performers.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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