The Triumph Street Pipe Band was founded in 1971 by former pupils of Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, C.M., of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. Malcolm lived on Triumph Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the band's name was chosen as a tribute to all of the hard work he did in building the band.
During the 1970s and early '80s, the band ranked among the best in the world and placed 5th in Grade 1 at the 1979 World Pipe Band Championships and was the first band outside of Scotland to win a major prize when it won "The Sash" for best drum corps.
Due to declining membership, Triumph Street became relatively inactive on the competition scene. In an attempt to return the band to its earlier Grade One form the band reorganized in 2007 under the leadetship of Pipe Major David Hilder, Lead Drummer Andre Tessier and Pipe Sergeant Shaunna Hilder. The new roster includes the remaining members of the Grade 2 World Pipe Band Champions, past RMM members, and as well as new members. 2007 was a successful year for the new edition of the band, resulting in both the 2007 Grade 2 North American Championship and the BCPA Grade 2 Grand Aggregate Award. At the end of that year the band was up graded to Grade 1.
To mark their 40th anniversary the band has produced a fine album including a wide range of music from a magnificent piobaireachd to popular favorites like Amazing Grace. The recording shows the potential they have for a great future as a Grade 1 pipe band.
1) Our Natives
2) Not a Moment To Soon / Glen Fruin
3) Captain Carswell / Alan MacPherson of Mosspark / The Haitian Sensation / Stabilia / Maggie Cameron / Mrs. Martha Knowles/ Stabilia / Stabilia Reprise / McMacDiddle
4) Stevie's First Bar / Winnipeg Forger
5) The Parading Of The MacDonalds
6) Dugald MacColl's Farewell To France / Atholl Cummers / Pretty Marion
7) Storming The Bastille
8) The Wee Highland Laddie / The Battle Of Waterloo
9) Amazing Grace
10) MacLeod Of Mull / Ellenorr
11) MacGregor Of Rora / Nightmare On Ringhaddy Avenue / Butterfingers
12) All The Kings Men
13) Farewell To The Kings