The Honorable Maria Pappas – The Cook County, Illinois Treasurer hosted a reception honoring the Midwest Ismaili Pipe Band on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Cook County Building Chicago, ILLINOIS, USA. Dr. Aman Rashid, Consul General of Pakistan was the Guest of Honor at this event.
The Midwest Ismaili Pipe Band was established in June of 2007 during Golden Jubilee year and its primary goal is to perform the Band (by invitation) at local, national and international events. The Band members are all volunteers and hail from all professional backgrounds such as businessman, corporate leaders, CPAs, investors, IT personals, and educators.
The Pipe Band has performed and lead at numerous parades and events in Chicago. The Band has traveled and showed its talents in Lisbon, Portugal, Paris, France and Toronto, Canada.
Over 100 community leaders, business leaders, media and friends of the community were present at this event to witness the Midwest Ismaili Pipe Band’s Captain Farooq Hassanali, who on behalf of the Band received this prestigious recognition.
Piper & Member, Managing Committee MIPB
The Shia Imami Ismaili Al-Azhar Garden Pipe Band is recently established in 2006. Our First performance at Al-Azhar Garden Jamat Khana Ground during the ceremony of Imamat Day on 11-july-2006. Mr. Anil Qurban is the Captain. Our Motto is service for Jamat. Our slogan or we can say our band tag line is RHYTHM IS OUR DESTINY means when we play a music, or create a sound our music arrangement is touch your soul. And this is our aim to create joyful and happiness environment.
The grand colony of karimabad came into existence in 1960 with Hazar Imam’s blessings. Situated some eight miles from the Centre of Karachi. Karimabad was the only colony at that time in the new demarcated Federal ‘b’ Area. We are proud to have our destiny attached to such Colony-neat, clean and possessing all the amenities of life with pleasant climate and exceptionally beautiful surroundings.
The Karimabad Band Came into existence in the year 1961. Mr Badruddin A Dhanani was Appointed as the First Captain of Band. He was well versed with the affairs of the band and fully conversant with technical process involved in the handling of the band’s instruments. He had to struggle to bring the Organization on its proper footing. Leading a group of raw and inexperienced hands never acquainted with the technical handling of the intricate equipment he was, no doubt confronted with great embarrassing and baffling situation. he engaged an experienced coach to train the members in the art of Music and handling of the instrument.
Courtesy: Sadruddin Noorani, Chicago, Illinois
Midwest Ismaili Pipe Band at the Pakistan Independace Day Parade in Chicago. Sunday, August 17, 2008 On (Mohammad Ali Jinnah Way) Devon Avenue, Chicago
Video link: http://vimeo.com/1580568
Flickr Picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hasan773/2777966373/
AGA KHAN YOUTH AND SPORT BOARD FOR INDIA DAHISAR JAMATKHANA PIPE BAND
The First pipe band in India to wear Scottish Uniform. Dahisar Jamatkhana Pipe Band perform at Bandra Jamatkhan On 26th, January’2008. Celebrating Republic Day On 26th, January’ 2008 In India (Mumbai – Shivajipark)
The Houston Dragon Boat Festival kicks off at 8:30 tomorrow morning and promises a day full of exciting races as well as a celebration of Asian culture.
In between races, there will be plenty of other exciting things to do and see. Performers include Kaminari Taiko Drummers, an Ismaili Pipe Band, and Korean Farm Dancers – those “feisty senior citizens.” Visit the Texas Dragon Boat Association website for a full schedule.
Ismaili Pipe Band
When South Asia was under British rule, some local troops in Scottish-style uniforms and set up regimental bagpipe bands, many of which survive in Pakistan’s modern army. The local Ismaili community has carried on this tradition by forming a traditional pipe band and performing at various Asian community events over the past few years.