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Pipe Major Bill Boetticher

Celtic Bagpipes from Ventura, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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31 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2008
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$250 - $450 per event
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About
Nationally known Pipe Major Bill Boetticher has been a professional for over 30 years. Notable events in his long musical career include the honor of playing for the funerals of FIRST LADY NANCY REAGAN, REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM, famed author TOM CLANCY in Baltimore, the 100th Birthday Celebration for PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD in Grand Rapids, MI, a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, a service for a fallen Green Beret Sergeant at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. Bill has performed on stage with the CHIEFTAINS numerous times during their U.S. tours, the SANDRA BULLOCK/Jesse James wedding, playing for EWAN McGREGOR on the set of his movie 'Beginners', opening for 'Robbie Krieger and THE DOORS at the Canyon Club, the wedding of TV star MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR, the surprise birthday party for Cheers star JOHN RATZENBERGER, the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade, TV, Radio, the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning "DEAD POETS SOCIETY", the London Philharmonic at Abbey Road CD, and hundreds of public appearances throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties.

Bill is a founding member and Pipe Major for both the Gold Coast Pipe Band and the Ventura City Firefighters Pipe Band.

Bill also plays the Scottish Small Pipes and the Parlor Pipes for more intimate occasions. Choose from traditional formal dress to the stunning military full dress uniform!

Bill will personalize his performance for every event and will always give a prompt and professional response to all inquiries. He will also give suggestions to those who have never incorporated a piper for an event.
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25+ The Bash Verified Bookings
Responds quickly to booking requests
A member of The Bash for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Bill was absolutely incredible and made my mother in law’s 80th birthday so special. She talked about it for days. He was so easy to schedule with and so accommodating. And on top of that, he’s world renowned. Knowing all the incredible people and dignitaries he’s played for made the fact that he was playing for us even more special. Because of COVID we had to do it over zoom, yet it still felt so memorable. If you need a bag piper, Bill is your guy!

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Memorial Service

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Bill is always great!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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It was a perfect experience, 10++. Bill was punctual, beautifully groomed and in full dress. He began playing at the front door down a long hallway to our outside venue. He played all songs I had requested and took the time to answer questions and give a little history of bagpiping. From age 4 to 84, everyone loved him and he held rapt attention. We will enjoy Bill again. Thank you Bill!

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Pipe Major Bill Boetticher’s Response:

Thank you Joy, it was my pleasure to play for Tom's birthday. I enjoyed interacting with your guests and appreciate your kind words. Call on me anytime. Bill

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Mar
5
Funeral
Fillmore, CA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2021
Feb
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Eustis, FL
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
2019
Dec
8
Memorial Service
Santa Barbara, CA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Aug
17
Birthday Party (Adult)
Newbury Park, CA
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
2019
Jan
26
Memorial Service
Woodland Hills, CA
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
2019
Jan
12
Celebration
Ventura, CA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Sep
16
Wedding
Moorpark, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Jun
20
Funeral
Oxnard, CA
11:00 PM - 11:45 PM
2018
Jun
2
Memorial Service
Ventura, CA
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2018
May
19
Wedding Ceremony
Oxnard, CA
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
2018
Feb
10
Funeral
Camarillo, CA
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Dec
2
Funeral
Santa Barbara, CA
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Sep
11
Community Event
Carpinteria, CA
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Pipe Major Bill Boetticher will also travel to Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Cbc Base, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Oak View, Point Mugu Nawc, Ojai, Somis, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Fillmore, Carpinteria, Piru, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Summerland, Oak Park, Santa Barbara, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Brandeis, West Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Chatsworth, Newhall, Castaic.
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