Mike Terry, Pipe Major and Pipe Band Instructor at University of California Riverside, performed and explained the history and mechanics of the bagpipe and the kilt at an Idyllwild School assembly on Friday afternoon. The Band will perform July 3 in Idyllwild, details in the future.

Principal Matt Kraemer (left) was dressed in the traditional kilt and learned to play the bagpipe on Friday. Instructor Mike Terry (right) played the notes while Kraemer worked on the wind portion of the instrument. Photos by Jenny Kirchner