Grandfather Mountain Highlanders Pipe Band
Founded in 1974, the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders Pipe Band serves as the host band for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Over the years it has focused on developing young players and recruiting top players from a wide geographic area with the goal of being a top competition band.
About the Diversity Celebration
The Diversity Celebration features a wide array of local and international music, eclectic dancing, delectable food, and imaginative crafts. Appalachian students, faculty, staff, K-12 schools, and members of the local community are all invited to join us in this celebration of cultures through art and entertainment.
The Diversity Celebration supports and enhances Appalachian State University's mission of "accepting the responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world," by providing a venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated and celebrated.