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Learn bagpipes, drums with Lyon College Pipe Band

The Lyon College Pipe Band is offering the chance to learn bagpipes or pipe band drumming. Group lessons will be offered on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Scottish Heritage Building on campus. The Scottish Heritage Program teaches and celebrates Scottish arts and traditions under the direction of Pipe Major Jimmy Bell. Participants will need to purchase a practice chanter and a spare reed for piping, or drumsticks and a drum pad for drumming. Students should expect to dedicate a minimum of... Read More
at Thursday, March 3, 2022

Arkansas Art Council honors Scottish heritage program

The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, recently announced the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards, and Lyon College’s Scottish Heritage program received the Judges Recognition Award. “We are excited to receive this honor from the state,” said Jimmy Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage program. “It has long been our absolute pleasure to represent Lyon College and the state of Arkansas in our travels around the world. “ The Scottish... Read More
at Thursday, December 9, 2021

20 years and still piping: Lyon community celebrates Kenton Adler’s impact on students’ lives, ScotsFest, more

When the Lyon community thinks of ScotsFest, one of the first images that comes to mind is Kenton Adler playing bagpipes in a kilt. Adler has been playing with the Lyon College Pipe Band for 20 years and has worked in various departments on campus for over two decades, impacting numerous staff, faculty, and students.  As well-known as his hairstyle and bagpipes skills are, he is most remembered for his mentorship and positivity. Before Avens Ridgeway, ’14, even arrived on... Read More
at Wednesday, September 1, 2021