Highland Performers

The Athena-Weston School District and Weston-McEwen High School are pleased to announce the return of the Pipes and Drums Halftime show on the evening of Friday, February 3rd. This school tradition, which began in 1950, showcases the talents of our students and celebrates the local ties to Scottish heritage. Weston-McEwen High School Vice Principal Morgan Rauch noted, “We are excited to have our current students perform our iconic halftime show again. This legacy connects our students to each of the generations over the past 70 years.”

This year's show, built around the iconic song "Amazing Grace," is dedicated to our First Responders and the medical community who bravely serve the area. The show will feature performances by our bagpipers, highland dancers, and a new section of pipers.

The halftime show will take place during the boys' basketball varsity game, and we invite the community to join us in celebrating this beloved tradition. The pipes and drums program is led by Weston-McEwen high school band director, Mr. Rob McIntyre, who noted that 30 students are performing this year.

Don't miss this exciting TigerScot event, and come out to support our students and honor our First Responders!



Photo captions:

  • Several of Weston-McEwen’s 2023 Pipe and Drum Show students:  Rytta Quaempts-Snively. Alejandro Ceja, Cameron Reich, and Amanda Jacome will be performing at Friday’s Halftime exhibition.
  • The 1975 Pipe & Drum Show showcased many student bagpipers and drummers.
  • Highland dancing during a 1964 Pipe & Drum show in Athena-Weston. (black & white photo)

All photos courtesy Athena-Weston School District