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Background Information

Employment History

Owner
Bagpipes Unlimited

Major
Pipe Major

Pipe Major
City of Chattanooga Pipe Band LLC

Executive Director
Ozark Scottish Festival

Director of the Scottish Heritage Program
Lyon College

Teacher, Principal and School Administrator
Mason City School District

Superintendent
Mason City School District

Affiliations

Member
Jaycees

Member
Kiwanis Club

Founding Member
City of Chattanooga Pipe Band LLC

Member
Mason City School District

Education

B.A.
Secondary Education
Morehead State University


Elementary Education
Wilmington College

M.Ed. Degree

Ohio University

Web References (9 Total References)


City of Chattanooga Pipe Band- Chattanooga, TN- Band Leadership

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Russ Spaulding, a retired career educator, is the owner of Bagpipes Unlimited.He is involved in music publishing and teaching and has mentored countless pipers around the region over the years.He has been the Pipe Major of the City Of Chattanooga Pipe Band - Chattanooga, Tennessee (Grade -IV), since it was formed in October, 1999.A highly talented composer of bagpipe music, the band frequently plays his tunes in their competition sets.

Previous to beginning the Chattanooga band, Russ was a long-time member of the Grade - III Atlanta Pipe Band of Atlanta, Georgia USA.He has played with the band throughout the United States and Canada, including when the band won the 1994 US Open Pipe Band Championship for Grade III in Alma, Michigan.
He is the past Director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon College, Arkansas and served as the Executive Director of the Ozark Scottish Festival held each April at the College.He is a past Pipe Major of the Pipes & Drums of Lyon College, The Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Cincinnati, and the Syrian Temple Scots of Cincinnati (winners of the 1989 Imperial Championship in Toronto, Canada).


City of Chattanooga Pipe Band

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Russell Denis Spaulding

Our beloved Pipe Major, fellow musician and dearest friend passed away on Thursday, July 2nd, 2009.
Russ was born September 13th, 1934 in Covington, Kentucky. He served in the United States Army, First & Eighth Infantry Divisions. He attained his B.A. in Secondary Education from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, studied Elementary Education at Wilmington College in Wilmington Ohio, and received his M.Ed. Degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
A career educator, his first love was teaching. Russ served as a teacher, principal and school administrator, including serving 14 years as Superintendent of the Mason City School District in Mason Ohio, from 1973 until 1987.
He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Jaycees, the Shriners and the Masons. He was Director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas, and served as the Executive Director of the Ozark Scottish Festival, held each April at the College, from 1989 through 1992.
A life-long musician, Spaulding was best known as a bagpiper, piping instructor, Pipe Major, composer, and as publisher of (2) books: "The Spaulding Collection" and "A Piper's Primer" for the Great Highland Bagpipe. He studied piping under the renowned Scottish piper, Duncan Johnstone.
He was a past Pipe Major of the Pipes & Drums of Arkansas College, the Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Cincinnati, and the Syrian Temple Scots of Cincinnati, where he served as Pipe Major for the Scots band that won the Imperial Piping Championship in 1989. He served briefly as Pipe Major for the Alhambra Shrine Pipes & Drums locally. He was a founding member and the original Pipe Major for the City of Chattanooga Pipe Band from 1999 through 2008.


City of Chattanooga Pipe Band- Chattanooga, TN- Letter from the President

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Russ Spaulding - Pipe Major


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Russ Spaulding

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Russell Denis Spaulding, 74, of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., died on Thursday, July 2, 2009.
Mr. Spaulding was born September 13, 1934 in Covington, Ky. He served in the United States Army, First & Eighth Infantry Divisions. He attained his B.A. in Secondary Education from Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., studied Elementary Education at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, and received his M.Ed. Degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
A career educator, his first love was teaching. Mr. Spaulding served as a teacher, principal and school administrator, including serving 14 years as superintendent of the Mason City School District in Mason, Ohio, from 1973-1987.
He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Jaycees, the Shriners and the Masons. He was director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon College, Batesville, Ark, and served as the executive director of the Ozark Scottish Festival, held each April at the College, from 1989-1992.
A lifelong musician, Mr. Spaulding was best known as a bagpiper, piping instructor, Pipe Major, composer, and as publisher of two books: "The Spaulding Collection" and "A Piper's Primer" for the Great Highland Bagpipe. He studied piping under the renowned Scottish piper, Duncan Johnstone.
He was a past Pipe Major of the Pipes & Drums of Arkansas College, the Caledonian Pipes & Drums of Cincinnati, and the Syrian Temple Scots of Cincinnati, where he served as Pipe Major for the Scots band that won the Imperial Piping Championship in 1989. He served briefly as Pipe Major for the Alhambra Shrine Pipes & Drums locally. He was a founding member and the original Pipe Major for the City of Chattanooga Pipe Band from 1999 - 2008.
Mr. Spaulding's leadership, dedication to teaching, and contribution to the preservation of Scottish bagpipe music touched countless lives. The piping community in particular has lost a valued mentor and cherished friend.
Mr. Spaulding was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie Mae Moore Spaulding and Roy Tilton Spaulding.


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Russ Spaulding - Pipe Major David Cameron- Drum Sergeant Robert W. Scott - President

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