About the Author

Charlie Glendinning played with the City of Washington Pipe Band (through its many carnations, incarnations and reincarnations) for thirty years, serving most of that time as Pipe Sergeant with two separate tours as Pipe Major.

He began taking piano lessons when he was three, but in fifth grade met the violin and studied it seriously for the next eight years. He played with the Maryland Youth Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony and the American Light Opera Company, and won the National School Symphony Award in his senior year of high school. That senior year was when he discovered the bagpipe. He and the violin settled amicably and are still very good friends.

Charlie Glendinning