Notable events include funerals for FIRST LADY NANCY REAGAN, REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM, and author TOM CLANCY, SANDRA BULLOCK's wedding, the 100th birthday celebration of PRESIDENT GERALD FORD. He has served Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and LA counties for the past 31 years. Bill plays with the Gold Coast Pipe Band and is the Pipe Major for the Ventura City Firefighters Pipe Band. He has played for a fallen Green Beret Sergeant at Arlington National Cemetery, appeared on stage with the Chieftains and appeared on the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning "Dead Poet's Society".
Available for weddings, birthdays, anniversary or memorial services.
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This is the second time Major Bill played for my husband's celebration - and it was a highlight experience for our guests. He is fabulous. We highly recommend him!
We booked bill to close out our wedding ceremony, which contained a lot of moving parts and his presence, professionalism and excellent playing all added to the specialness of our event. Fully recommended!
Response from Pipe Major Bill Boetticher:
Thank you Jeff, it was a pleasure to be part of your beautiful wedding.
He showed up early and made a suggestion that was great. He stayed till the end and played choices we asked. Everyone was impressed.
Bill was an expert musician and I recommend him to anyone . Thank you
Response from Pipe Major Bill Boetticher:
Thank you Mike, it was my honor to play for you and your family.
Bill led our football team to the across-street opposing team. The bagpipe stirred emotions to drive our team on and strike fear in the opponents! It must have worked as we won handily 48-7. Highly recommended. Thank you Bill! Excellent, 5 stars!
My wife and I hired Bill as a surprise attraction for a friend's 60th birthday party, and he was a gigantic hit! Bill was a joy to work with. He was totally professional, very responsive, very outgoing, has a terrific sense of humor and, dressed in his Kilt, made our friend's birthday party a night to remember! We can't recommend him more highly!
Bill was so professional. He was very prompt, even w/the horrible traffic that day.
Played the most amazing bagpipes I've ever heard.... He was such a overwhelming presents.....
My husband loved bagpipes, so when I was planning his beach memorial service, l I thought it would be a beautiful way to honor him, when we did the ballon release at the end of the service, to have Piper Bill come from the outskirts playing his bagpipe to where we were holding the service. He was in full custom garb and his playing was regal. I only shared with a few family members that he would be playing, so it was a delightful surprise for most of the guests. They loved ending the service watching the balloons float away with the bagpipes soaring. Thank you, Piper Bill, for this amazing tribute to my amazing husband.
Made our wedding perfect. On time, very professional, everyone loved him. Very reasonably priced.
It was a lovely beginning to the service to have Bill Boetticher playing Amazing. grace walking down the church. He also ended the procession from the sanctuary and added something special to our memorial for my husband. Donna Bennett
Having Bill at my mothers memorial service was the hit of the service. His playing was beautiful as is he. I had many positive comments about his playing. Playing the Notre Dame victory march brought many smiles to those who knew how much my mom loved Notre Dame. She was victorious in her journey and Bill make sure all knew that with his music. Wish he could have stayed and visited but, because he is so good at what he does, he had another event to attended. I would highly recommend Bill. Thanks Bill !!
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 15, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|February 24, 2018 • 11:30am - 11:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 03, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 25, 2018 • 9:30am - 11:30am||Personal Occasion|
|January 14, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 12, 2017 • 2:00pm - 2:15pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 22, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 01, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 13, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 06, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 02, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Sporting Event|
|June 11, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 28, 2016 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 23, 2016 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 23, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 27, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 20, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 11, 2015||Funeral Service|
San Bernardino, CA
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