The Galt Kiltie Band is a community band located in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
In July 1902, the oldest marching and concert band in Waterloo County came into being. Initially named the "Galt Band", it soon decided to adopt the distinctive red and green uniform of the 1895 Black Watch Highlanders. This new look brought a new name as well -- "The Galt Kiltie Band" -- and well over 100 years later, the close-knit group of musicians has entertained the crowds all across Southern Ontario.
Our concerts consist of repertoire ranging from Show Tunes, Big Band Selections, Classical, Folk Music, Christmas Music, Contemporary Pops, Overtures and a vast selection of Marches. If your organization wishes to book us for your function feel free to contact us by using the CONTACT tab above. We are available for a nominal fee or donation.
The Kilties provide music in the community and an opportunity for local musicians to play together in a quality band. They play summer concerts in the parks, at seniors homes, appear at shopping centres, and play in the occasional parade. The band also challenges themselves at various competitions during the year.
Players of all ages make up the membership of the band. High school students, seasoned veterans from military backgrounds, adults, and seniors all combine to create great music! The band rehearses, by the kind consent of the members, in the upper hall of the Galt Legion Local 121 (on the corner of Walnut & Ainslie streets) every Tuesday night from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
A copy of our band brochure can also be found here.