The Bands of the Scots Guards were formed in 1642 and have been visiting North America since 1872. Lively airs and the beat of the drum enabled columns of marching men to keep a regular step. The drum was the normal method of giving signals on the battlefield or in camp. The drummer's rhythm would advertise the changing watches or beat the men to quarters. The sound of the pipes has long instilled a great sense of pride and passion, inspiring Scottish soldiers.
$29+, February 17, 7:30pm, Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E. Market St., (210) 207-8500, artssa.org