The 2023 Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival will be held April 1-2 at the Helotes Festival Grounds.
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Meet our Judge and Piper

Piper - Doug Frobese - Duncanville, Texas

Doug Frobese began playing bagpipes at age 9 at St. Thomas Episcopal School in Houston, Texas. In 1991, Doug joined the Hamilton (now St. Thomas Alumni) Pipe Band and served as pipe major from 1997 to 2000. During this time, the band won the World Championships in Grade 3A, and were 3rd the following year when they moved up to Grade 2. This past August, St. Thomas Alumni became Grade 2 World Champions at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow.

In addition to playing with St. Thomas Alumni, Doug also plays for Scottish highland dancing competitions throughout the US and with Celtic folk bands “The Rogues” and “Scotland Rising”. Doug has also been selected to be one of the dance pipers for the United States National Championships in 2020. When not piping, Doug is a lawyer in Dallas.

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