Houston’s 45th annual Scottish Festival Spectacular featuring more than 300 pipers, drummers and dancers premieres at Toyota Center at 7:30 p.m. March 12. The theme of this year’s original production is Clan Na Gael (Family of the Gael) – providing a blend of traditional Scottish favorites and contemporary pieces that integrate drums, guitar, piano, flutes and vocals.
Headlining the performance is the Five-Time Juvenile World Champion Pipe Band of St. Thomas’ Episcopal and their world-class Highland dancers. 1993 St. Thomas’ alumna, and former Highland dancer Roula Christie of 104.1 KRBE radio station and co-host of the popular Roula and Ryan Show will be serving as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.
The St. Thomas’ pipe band – five-time juvenile world champions in 1985, 1995, 1998, 2004 and 2006 – is one of the most highly respected pipe bands around the globe. STE also produces some of the best Scottish Highland dancers in the country. They have won the United States Highland Dancing Championships more than twenty times.
Tickets may be purchased by calling St. Thomas’ Episcopal School at 713-666-3111. Sponsorship opportunities and group ticket sales are also available through the school. Reserved tickets are $25 and general admission tickets are $15. Senior Citizen tickets (ages 65 and over) are $22 reserved and $12 general admission. Festival tickets may be ordered online at www.toyotatix.com and through the Toyota Center Box Office at 1-866-4HOUTIX.
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