"Nothing sparks emotions like a bagpiper
in full Highland regalia."
Bill Boetticher has been a professional piper for over 26 years in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
For a truly extraordinary wedding experience!
- Create an unforgettable exit for the bride and groom
- Select from a large variety of stirring music
- Choice of a dramatic full-military uniform or a striking formal outfit
- Add festive music to your reception
Create an exciting touch for a birthday or anniversary
Give lasting memories to a special memorial service
Notable events in Bill's long musical career include playing for the funeral service of best-selling author Tom Clancy in Baltimore, the 100th Birthday Celebration for President Gerald R. Ford in Grand Rapids, MI, a ribbon cutting ceremony at the President Gerald R. Ford Museum, a service for a fallen Green Beret soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, playing on stage with The Chieftains numerous times during their US tours, the Sandra Bullock/Jesse James wedding,
playing for Ewan McGregor on the set of his movie 'Beginners', opening for 'Robbie Krieger and the Doors' at the Canyon Club, the wedding of TV star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, the New York St. Patrick's Day parade ,
the surprise birthday party for Cheers star John Ratzenberger, TV, Radio,
the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning "Dead Poet's Society",
the London Philharmonic at Abbey Road CD,
and hundreds of public appearances throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties.
Bill is also a founding member of the Gold Coast Pipe Band in Ventura County
Bill proudly wears the Wallace and MacDonald of the Isles tartans and plays a beautiful handmade set of
Gillanders & McLeod
pipes mounted with hand-engraved sterling silver and (registered) ivory. In more intimate settings Bill plays a fine set of
Hamish Moore Scottish Small Pipes and Gibson Parlor Pipes
Call to schedule your next event now!
Phones are answered 7 days a week
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"...You nailed Hava Nagila, I loved it......." Adam Sandler (Hollywood)
"...Thank you so much for helping make our wedding an overwhelming success......." (Alexandra & Justin - Santa Barbara)
"...I'll never forget this day and you were a big part of it - thank you again" (Westlake)
"...You truly made it the fine event we had dreamed of. We cannot thank you enough for helping our special
day be so special!" (Ventura)
Some of the places Bill has played include:
Arlington National Cemetery - Biltmore Four Seasons Hotel - Bacara Resort - Disney Concert Hall - HMS Queen Mary - Descanso Gardens -
Reagan Library - Police, Fire and Sheriff Events - Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club - Tallship Bill of Rights -
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa - Marine Aviation Detachment - Firestone Vineyard - Fess Parker's Red Lion Inn - Hummingbird's Nest Ranch -
David Murdock Estate - Missions Ventura, San Fernando, Santa Ynez & Santa Barbara - The Majestic Ventura Theater -
The Bard Mansion - Pierpont Inn - Spanish Hills Country Club - U.S. Navy VX30 & VR-55
- Westmont College and many more....
Weddings - Parties - Funerals - Wakes - St. Patrick's Day - Military Ceremonies & Dinners -
Car Shows - Anniversary & Birthday Parties - Retirement Parties - Parades - Festivals
"Clearing the Wall" at the Dignity Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Photo by Jan Hendry/The Acorn
Bill is a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders
Simi Valley Police Honor Guard
Playing for best-selling author Tom Clancy's funeral with the Queen's Beefeaters