The APB recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and continues to further the great tradition of Scottish music and culture through performance and education.
Under the leadership of Pipe Major Bobby Minnear, the band has performed and recorded with Celtic Woman at the FOX Theater in Atlanta, opening their U.S. Tour, and is featured on their DVD. The
Band has also performed for such dignitaries as Presidents Carter and Bush, Prince Charles, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Dalai Lama. The Band opened for Rod Stewart’s World Tour and the Indigo Girls at Atlanta's Chastain Park and performed opening ceremonies at the prestigious Walker and Curtis Cup Golf Tournaments.
Patrick began his drumming career at age 11 with the APB and was later a student of Jon Quigg. During his time at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in NC, he played in the school's pipe band drum line all four years, 3 of which were undefeated in competition.
Patrick then moved to the Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band under drum sergeant Gelnn Kvidahl in 2010 and competed with the band at the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships in 2010 and 2011, making the finals in the latter year.
He now lives in Georgia and works as a marketing coordinator and media content developer for a leading visualization and display solutions provider. Patrick is interested in videography/cinematography, 3D modeling and graphics, rebutting Ginger humor and working on his cars.