Our Las Vegas Pipe Band representative for the 2019 North American Pipe Band Calendar is none other than their wildly entertaining Pipe Major, Andrew Fusco (this isn't surprising.....)
Andrew "The Beard" Fusco picked up the bagpipes in 2000 in his native New York; his online bio notes he “moved out West to seek fame and fortune as a bagpiper in sunny Las Vegas”. It seems to be working out!
In addition to competing as a Grade 2 soloist, he’s made waves in the pipe band world by performing with several other bands, including a summer spent competing in the UK with Ballybriest Pipe Band and an April spent on the East Coast performing at the Virginia International Tattoo.
He (and his magical beard) gained notoriety as a runner-up for “Best Beard in the Pipe Band World” on the Big Rab Show awards and as the guy who might-have-possibly-almost kidnapped World Champion piper Stuart Liddell (but not really).
Looking forward to seeing what shenanigans he brings to the calendar in 2019!