About the Band
Wolf River Pipes and Drums was founded in 1992 in order to perpetuate and promote the proud heritage of Scottish music in the Memphis and Mid South Area. Since then it has played in local parades, funerals, weddings, memorial services, grand openings, business meetings, kirkings, festivals, picnics, parties, ceileidhs, and many other events; anywhere people gather for fun, entertainment, or reflection in Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.
Wolf River has has a long tradition of not just serving our local community but having a strong relationship with local public safety agencies. In 1994 founding members of the band worked towards a partnership with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office but due to many factors at the time were unable to reach their goal. Today the band has a strong partnership with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office along with their Ceremonial Guard Pipes & Drums bringing the story of our band full circle. Wolf River members wear the Gordon Tartan, the regimental kilt of the Gordon Highlanders.
If you are interested in joining the band please contact us with the below form for additional information.
Pipe Sgt. Kenny Hiner
* Traveling Players
Retired Drum Major
Rudolph (Bud) Hisky died peacefully on June 28, 2016. He was born February 14, 1924, to Raymond and Marie Hisky. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Eva Hisky Fagan Reed.
“The Budman” was a life-long Memphian and graduated from CBHS in 1942. He was a World War II veteran who served in the China, Burma, India theatre with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. His entire career was in commercial art. He retired from the Commercial Appeal in 1990. He was married to Lore Heider (of blessed memory) in 1951 for 58 years.
He was a founding member and president of the Art Director’s Club. He was also president of the Alpha Delta Sigma and the Memphis Scottish Society. Bud was a “pompous” drum major with the Wolf River Pipes and Drums.
Ian Seivwright, 61, of Millington, TN passed away on June 30, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 5,1956 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and he and his family immigrated to the United States in 1970 where the young, charismatic Scotsman grew into a selfless, humble patriot.
Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Ian would describe him as a true hero. He dedicated his life to the service of other people both professionally and personally, and he always did it with unsurmountable energy and with a smile on his face that could light up any room. Ian was a Marine Corps veteran and was a former mentor and coach to the Millington High School soccer team. He currently served alongside his fellow brothers in red as a Division Chief with the Shelby County Fire Department. Ian’s leadership roles spanned beyond his responsibilities as a fireman. He also served as the Pipe Major for both the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Pipes and Drums and Wolf River Pipes and Drums.