A(6). Pipe Major The Pipe Major must be a playing member of the pipe section and must demonstrate good character, musicianship and leadership ability, and promote the musical growth of the band as a whole. The powers and duties of the Pipe Major shall include:
1. To lead the band in the field in the absence of the Drum Major.
2. To assure that the Pipe Major or an appointed assistant is present at each band practice and performance.
3. To be responsible for the selection of tunes and sets from the effective repertoire. Also to be responsible for the selection of marching routines in cooperation with the Drum Major and Drum Sergeant.
4. To require reasonable competence of execution of the effective repertoire.
5. To have the authority to disqualify any member of the pipe section from a particular engagement because of absenteeism from meetings, inadequacy of performance, or unfamiliarity with the pertinent repertoire.
6. To judge whether a member's instrument is sufficiently well maintained and tuned for him/her to participate in a band rehearsal or performance.
7. To designate particular settings of each tune that the band is to perform and to require adherence to those settings.
8. To devise a reasonable timetable for the acquisition of new tunes by band members.
9. To devise and conduct a program of practice chanter and pipe instruction of effective repertoire tunes for band members at regular band practices, to respond to individual need, and at all times exercise the freedom to alter established routines to meet particular exigencies.
10. To be responsible for monitoring the progress of participants in the Band Training Program, both first hand as well as through master class instructors who shall be appointed by the Pipe Major.
11. To appoint an assistant to help in these duties, and to fill in for the Pipe Major when absent.
12. To work with the Drum Sergeant in a cooperative manner to accomplish the goals of the band.
13. To decide what performance format and music will be played at each performance
14. To decide which pipers and how many drummers will perform at each event, and if a Color Guard or Parade Rig will be necessary.
15. To set the example for the band.
16. To have final authority in all musical and performances matters with students and performing members of band.