Figuring it adds a little extra something to campus occurrences, Brown has been tossing bagpipers into just about any event recently.
“At first we only had bagpipers at very specific events,” university spokeswoman Aubrey Barnes explained, noting convocation and graduation as happenings that have warranted bagpipers in the past. “But we like them so much that we’ve been throwing them into everything these days.”
Booking a few bagpipers for an SAO info session in Petteruti Lounge, Barnes added that people in kilts blaring “Scotland the Brave” on bagpipes is an appropriate addition to events of any caliber.
“We have bagpipers lined up to play at DUG meetings, career fairs, and even some upcoming TA hours,” Barnes continued, explaining that every bagpiper in the Rhode Island area is on call for the university. “And if a student group wants bagpipers at their event, they can request the service a week in advance with this special Google Form.”
At press time, Barnes forgot to book bagpipers for mid-year convocation.