Michael Flight started his pipe band experience as a member of the St. Andrew's Society of the River Plate Pipe Band (Buenos Aires, Argentina), in 1987 as a tenor drummer, and transitioned to pipes in 1988. He was appointed Pipe Sergeant in 1996, elected Pipe Major in 2000, and again in 2005.
Michael relocated to Texas in 2008 and has since been a piper of the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums (Dallas/Fort Worth). In 2009 he became the Instructor/Pipe Major of the Ballantyne Memorial Pipe Band (NTCPD's grade-5 band).
His piping education includes lessons with Bob Worrall, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Ann Gray, Ken Eller, Robert Mathieson, Donald McKay, David Hilder, Roddy MacLeod, Craig Munro and Jim McGillivray; as well as taking lessons at The Piping Centre.
Michael is the author of the SASRP Pipe Band Highland Bagpipe Tutor (1st Edition in 1997, and revised in 2002), the SASRP Pipe Band Piper’s Handbook (1st Edition in 1998) and of the BagpipeBasics.com website (2016). Michael is one of the founding members and the current President of the Scottish Pipe Band Association of South America.
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2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Conducting from the bottom of the Esplanade.