About Silver Thistle


Silver Thistle has been participating in pipe band competitions and performing in Texas and around the world for more than 45 years. We are dedicated to serving the greater Austin area through quality performances and education.

Under the leadership of Pipe Major Ken Liechti and Drum Sergeant Stephen Dick, our corps consists of many pipers and drummers who learned to play through our band’s own lesson system. Other players came to us with experience from other bands. We are a global community with members from Scotland, South Africa, and Canada, as well as our homegrown musicians. We are proud to represent Texas both locally and abroad.

Contact us to book us for your next event, register for piping or drumming lessons, or to learn how to join the band!