RCMP"E" Division Pipe Band
Profile: Michelle Merry

Michelle started playing the bass drum for the Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band in the mid 90's after wrapping up a 20-year career as a highland dancer.  Following several years with the Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band, she took a brief break until she picked up the mallets again for the Triumph Street Pipe Band (Gr. 3).

She was lucky enough to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland with Triumph Street and enjoyed it even more as both brothers (Cal and Gregor) as well as her now sisters-in-law (Jen and Shonagh) were band members.

Michelle began playing for the RCMP pipes and drums under the leadership of Bruce Topp and Gwynn McGregor.  Performing and travelling with the band are favourite events.  The camaraderie between band members and the pride of contributing to such a magnificent and well known Canadian symbol make playing for the RCMP Pipes and Drums a joyful part of her busy life.