half a century ago, there were no bagpipe bands in Oklahoma. The nearest was in Chicago and most US
bands were on the coasts. Colonel Cliff MacLean Hansen founded our band to
bring this inspiring music to the people of Oklahoma. Col. Hansen, the dean of Oklahoma pipers,
continued to play regularly with The Highlanders until his death in 2006.
initial appearance in 1958, the band has performed for a diverse company of
groups and individuals including government officials, foreign dignitaries,
local churches, universities, and schools.