Bagpipe Band

Leading the Fighting Irish

Bagpipe Band marches down a street wearing blue and green kilts. Hesburgh library can be seen in the background.

It is a distinct, unmistakable sound that can be heard all across campus prior on home game Saturdays.

The Notre Dame Bagpipe Band’s rendition of “Scotland the Brave” has become Notre Dame’s battle hymn, in a way, as it is the song played to lead in the Fighting Irish as they prepare to take on their opponent of the day.

The kilt clad group of fourteen plays this song along the Player Walk route, heading south from Hesburgh Library to the Knute Rockne Gate of Notre Dame Stadium. They begin tuning on Library Quad just after the Glee Club wraps up their performance.  Be sure to grab a spot early for the Player Walk to enjoy the sounds of the Bagpipe Band! Below are the locations and times of their performances based on home game kickoff times.


Game Times  Main Building Library Quad
2:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m.