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Dr. Raphael Pazo

Bagpiper - Composer - Music Instructor

Music of Elegance and Distinction

“The Finest, Most Elegant Performer in the Golden State”

Established in 2004

 Music Professional for your Special Event

Dr. Raphael Pazo, Musical Director
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Dr. Raphael Pazo, Jr. - Musical Director

Music of Elegance and Distinction

 Founded in 2004, with the aim of performing the most elegant and distinct music on the

Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes


Specializing in performing the traditional music of the Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Spanish, Northumbriam and other types of bagpipes using some of the finest instruments available and always attired in Authentic Uniforms.


Performer and Composer of traditional

Scottish, Irish and Welsh

marches, air, reels, jigs, hornpipes,

strathspeys, highland dancing music 

and much more...

Acclaimed, Award-Winning Bagpiper

for any of these type of events:


 *Celebration of Life Services - Funeral Services, Graveside Committal and Memorial Services, Scatterings and Burials at Sea

*Dedication and Unveiling of Memorial Monuments and  Headstones

* Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement and Civic Services and Memorials

*Engagements and Weddings

*Wedding Receptions


*Birthday celebrations

*Ceilidths - Scottish, Irish and Welsh music and dance festivals

*Clan Gatherings

*Highland Games

*Renaissance Fairs and Festivals

*Veterans Day Observances

*Memorial Day Observances

*Military Balls and Formal Dinnings

*Private parties and gatherings


*Marriage Proposal

*Mother's Day

*Father's Day

* Valentine's Day

*St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

*Robert Burns Suppers

*Tartan Day Commemorations

*Film and Theater productions

*Educational Presentations

*Every-15-Minutes programs

*Corporate Events

*Holiday Parties


*Graduations and promotion ceremonies

*Golf Tournaments and other sporting events

*Historical and educational presentations about Celtic Culture – Bagpipes, Kilts, Tartans, Scottish Clans

*Battle re-enactments

*Civic Events

*Patriotic Events

*Welcome home gatherings (at airports, public venues or private residences

Or any special events that requires the majestic and elegant and distinct music of the

Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes

Also available

Vocalist and Singers

Performing in various musical genres, styles and

Fluent in a variety of languages



Soloists, Accompanists

and chamber music emsembles

Classical and Contemporary Performers on the followings instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass,

Harpists, Pianists, Organists,

Woodwind and Brass Instruments,

Classical Guitar, Mandolin,

Irish Tin Whistles, Andean Flutes and

English Recorders

(Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass)

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Member of:

 - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 52; Past Post Commander of Elg Grove Post 2073; Life Member
- American Legion Lodi Post 22
- Disabled American Veterans (Life Member
- Military Order of the Coottie (Honorary Degree of Veterans Of Foreign Wars)
- AmVets - American Veterans of America; Life Member
- D.A.V. - Disabled Veterans of American
- National Guards Joint Honor Guards
- Joint Services Honor Guards - serving all military branches
- International Conference of Paratroopers Bagpipers - Past President
- International Association of Military Pipers
- State of California Reserve Component Honor Guards (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force)
- California Police and Sheriff Pipers
- International Guild of Bagpiping Instructors
- Patriotic Guard Honor Riders
- Pipers for American Heroes - Honoring our heroes who perished in the Line-Of Duty
- American Federation of Musicians
- Graduate - Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid, Spain
- Alumni - College of Piping, California Summer Schools
- North American Pipe Reed Makers
- British Institute of Pipers
- National Association of Music Educators
- Barbershop Harmony Society
- Stockton Portsmen Barbershop Chorus
- Federación española de gaiteros (Spanish federation of pipers)

Official Piper of:
- California Peace Officers Memorial Association
- Marine Corps League
- The Queens Club - British and Allied Officers Club
- California National Guard
- Department of Justice

Also a performer and supporter of:

- Hospice
- Project Wounded Warriors
- Combat Veterans Association
- and other worthy organizations.


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Serving Central and Northern California cities and counties



Serving the following cities and towns in California:  Lodi, Galt, Morada, Stockton, Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy, Lockford, Locke, Clements, Modesto, Sacramento, Davis, Placerville, Sutter Creek, Lincoln, Ripon, San Andreas, Jackson, Rio Vista, Dixon, Oakdale, Escalon, Vallejo, Vacaville, Angels Camp, French Camp, Salida, Turlock, Riverbank, Livermore, Dublin, Oakley, Lafayette, Martinez, Berkeley, Waterford, Atwater, Gustine, Newman, Patterson, Valley Springs, Altaville, Farmington, Grass Valley, Linden, Elk Grove, Murphys, Pioneer, Columbia, West Point, Volcano, Georgetown, Graeagle, Copperopolis, Strawberry, Pine Grove, Drytown, Isleton, Westley, Crows Landing, Brannan Island, Pittsburg, Antioch, Byron, Walnut Creek, Los Banos, Petaluma, Hayward, Novato,  Lincoln, Folsom, Natomas, Donner, Vacaville, Fairfield, Thornton, San Leandro, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Oakland, Richmond, Daly City, South San Francisco, Colma, Milbrae, San Bruno, Daly City,  San Mateo, Pacifica, Burlingame, Half Moon Bay, Aptos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Bonny Doon, San Jose, Morganville, Gilroy, Santa Nella, Ben Lomond, Menlo Park, Stanford, Palo Alto, Martinez, Benicia, Mountain View, Union City, Auburn, Applegate, South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, San Rafael, Inverness, Tiburon, Sausalito, Burlingame, Alameda, Pollock Pines, Sonora, Wallace, Roseville, Rocklin, Newscasttle, Coloma, Colfax, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Napa, Winters, Yountville, Peters, Banta, Waterloo, Vernalis, Seaside, Salinas, Hollister, and others. 
Northern California Counties: Del Norte County, Siskiyou County, Modoc County, Trinity County, Yuba City, Woodland, Humboldt County, Shasta County, Lassen County, Tehama County, Plumas County, Mendocino County, Glenn County, Butte County, Sierra County, Nevada County, Yuba County, Placer County, Colusa County, Lake County, Sonoma County, Sutter County, Napa County, Yolo County, Marin County, El Dorado County, Solano County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Amador County, Calaveras County, Alpine County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, San Francisco City and County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Benito County, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, Stanislaus County, Tuolomne County, Merced County, Mariposa County, Mono County, Kings County, Madera County, Fresno County, Inyo County, Tulare County and others.
Serving All National Cemeteries / Veterans Cemeteries, including: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, San Francisco National Cemetery, Golden Gate National Cemetery, Riverside National Cemetery, Bakersfield National Cemetery, Los Angeles National Cemetery.   Also available at other National Cemeteries upon request.

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