Our Teachers    

  Jamie Cuthill    

Band Director 


Jamie Cuthill is Colorado’s most successful piper. He is the 2015 and 2017 Western U.S. Professional Champion. 


Jamie was a founding member of the Colorado Youth Pipe Band and played with the band as a child until his family moved to Canada in late 1993. In Canada, he was a founding member and first Pipe Major of the juvenile Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band. Shortly after aging out of the RMM band, Jamie moved to Scotland, where he played with the highest grade David Urquhart Travel Pipe Band. 


With a decade of global experience, and instruction from the finest teachers available, Jamie returned to Denver in early 2002 to proudly take on the position of Band Director for Colorado Youth Pipe Band. Jamie is also the Pipe Major of Colorado’s highest graded band, Queen City; a top tier piping adjudicator; and the president of the Intermountain Branch of the Western United States Pipe Band Association. 

Jamie teaches students of all ages and abilities, many of whom win awards in solo competitions. He has remained passionately committed to the Colorado Youth Pipe Band since the band's first days. 

Piping Instructors

  Luke Afman  
  Tripp Bishop  
  Shannon Long  

Drumming Instructors

  Evan Schrieber  
  Lindsay Cuthill  

Highland Dance Instructors

  Cristy Jones 
  Jackie Cuthill  
  Shari Gillette