Alexis Malcolm Kilts and The ClanMcCallum/Malcolm Society and Clan Gunn have established a one week Piping Scholarship to the North American Academy of Piping & Drumming at the Valle Crucis Conference Center, Valle Crucis, North Carolina. This Scholarship will cover one week of instruction,room & meals as well as a practice chanter for beginners.This award is for beginners, intermediate or even advanced Pipers as the school offers all levels of instruction. Age is unimportant. Preference will be given to Veterans, descendents or relatives of a veteran and members of Clan MacCallum/Malcolm and Clan Gunn. ALL applications will be considered.Transportation costs will be borne by the awardee. We are starting with one week of Scholarship, but hope to expand to many more as contributuions come in. To apply click on the link to open & print the application lower on this page.
To contribute, contact Alexis Malcolm or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (863)983-8458
We have established this Scholarship in memory of our youngest son, Chris, who was the light of our lives. He was a Piper, US Marine, sailor, divemaster, member of the SCV, airboater, 3rd year Engineering student and a brother to all who worked with him at Bell South. Chris put a lot of living into his 32 years! He is survived by his Mother, Alexis, Father, Charles (FL Commissioner for Clan Gunn & Regional Commander of SAMS) as well as his 2 brothers & closest pals, Cevin & Cameron.
The poem was written for Chris by Tom Grimm, Chris' friend at Bell South & presented to us at his Wake:
Laddie, you were the driving force behind Alexis Malcolm Kilts. Our Spirit Child, in touch with your Celtic Heritage, the magic of Piping and the splendor of wearing your kilts ( as well as that Campaign Cover!). The sight of your Pipes sitting on top of their case in your room, forever silent, is almost more than we can bear. As you loved to say.."Piping is Life & the rest doesn't matter!" God speed, Chris, on your next deployment....SEMPER FI, LAD, SEMPER FI !!