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Van W. Frazier

Bagpipes from Colorado Springs, CO - Will travel up to 100 miles
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COLORADO BAGPIPER - VAN W. FRAZIER

As a professional bagpiper, I am available to play the pipes and entertain at any event or occasion such as weddings, funerals, parties, conventions, school assemblies, Eagle Scout Courts of Honor and any Corporate event. I will arrive at your special event dressed in one of my many casual, semi-formal, formal, or historical kilt outfits.

I have been playing the pipes for the past 20 years and my musical talents can change your “OK” event into an “outrageous” event! If you would like to add sizzle and excitement to your special event this year, contact me to see if I am available. I have a large selection of Scottish, Irish, and American Patriotic tunes as well as Christmas tunes that I can perform at your party or event.

I love to play my bagpipes! When I'm not busy with my family, you will find me playing my pipes. Along with my solo piping, I have played with the Las Vegas Pipe Band with the Cross Creek Pipes & Drums pipe band.

In 2008 and again in 2010, my talents were put to use as I was asked to serve as the Pipe Major of the Nauvoo Pageant Pipe Band for the historical Nauvoo Pageant that takes place each year in the city of Nauvoo, Illinois.


I BELIEVE THAT NOTHING SPARKS EMOTIONS AT A WEDDING LIKE A BAGPIPER DRESSED IN FULL HIGHLAND REGALIA!

I will perform at your wedding wearing traditional formal, semi-formal or folk Highland dress, whatever fits your wedding's special theme. You may select your tunes from a large variety of stirring music, or trust me to select the perfect music for you.

The most requested service for the Wedding Piper is the “Piping In and Piping Out” of the Bride and Groom and the Wedding Party. Often, the Bride and Groom requests me to play outside the church before and after the wedding ceremony. Sometimes they also request tunes to be played during the ceremony inside the church, during the processional, recessional, or candle lighting.

ONE OF THE OCCASIONS THAT I AM FULFILLED PLAYING MY BAGPIPE MUSIC IS AT FUNERAL CEREMONIES.

Music is the universal communicator and it allows for a sense of closure. Many family members and friends of those that have passed have expressed gratitude to me for providing the music that gave them comfort during that time of deep sorrow.
I am available for graveside, church, home or any other locations for funeral services. I also play at wakes, memorial services, and services of all religious and spiritual practices. One of the most requested and meaningful tunes I perform is Amazing Grace. I also have a great variety of other music suitable for all religions and ethnic groups to make each memorial service unique. And of course, I will come professionally dressed in the traditional formal kilt.

I CAN ADD EXCITEMENT TO YOUR SON'S EAGLE COURT OF HONOR!

Your son has worked hard to earn the prestigious Eagle Scout award and his Court of Honor should be special. Imagine the surprise of your guests as a piper appears dressed in traditional Scottish attire, playing American and Scottish tunes. Imagine the excitement as the Color Guard is piped in with a medley of patriotic tunes.

You no longer have to imagine how exciting it would be. I am available to create that excitement for you and for your son on his special day.

Following the presentation of the Eagle award, I will continue to entertain your guests with patriotic tunes from America, Scotland and Ireland. Bagpipe background music will add to the excitement of the reception or dinner party you have provided for your son.
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As the only music at our wedding, it was critical that Mr. Frazier came through for us, and he did so admirably. The music was just perfect for the occasion and we have received many glowing remarks on how beautiful the music was... and we agree. Mr. Frazier was very helpful in the planning of the songs. His experiential knowledge and understanding of both bagpipe music and weddings really helped in making the right decisions for both the timing of songs and song selection. We couldn't be happier with our choice for this momentous occasion! Thank you, Mr. Frazier, for helping make our special day even more beautiful!!

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Mr Frazier did a fantastic job at our son't Eagle Scout Court of Honor. We kept it a surprise and everyone was thrilled when the color guard came in behind the piper. It really made it special. Van arrived early, was very professional, kind and helpful. I highly recommend him!

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Van was very professional and accommodating. He helped make the memorial for a mother special for all who attended her service. I would highly recommend Van for your up coming event.

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2020
Jun
27
Wedding Ceremony
Falcon, NC
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Apr
21
Funeral
Wilmington, NC
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Nov
30
Community Event
Durham, NC
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Nov
16
Memorial Service
Cameron, NC
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
2019
Oct
17
Club Event
Kinston, NC
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Jun
17
Funeral
Shallotte, NC
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
2019
May
1
Funeral
Star, NC
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Mar
30
Funeral
Fayetteville, NC
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Mar
16
Festival
Jacksonville, NC
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Mar
16
Celebration
Southport, NC
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
2018
Dec
29
Wedding Ceremony
Darlington, SC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Aug
23
Funeral
Wilmington, NC
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Please note Van W. Frazier will also travel to Manitou Springs, U S A F Academy, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Fountain, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park, Palmer Lake, Elbert, Victor, Divide, Cripple Creek, Larkspur, Florissant, Calhan, Penrose, Sedalia, Yoder, Lake George, Franktown, Castle Rock, Canon City, Kiowa, Florence, Elizabeth, Pueblo, Coal Creek, Ramah, Rockvale.
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