COVID-19 Response from Chicalba Bagpiping Services

Professional Funeral Bagpiping from Chicago’s Premier Bagpiping Company

Our professional funeral bagpiping service is a fitting way to provide an emotional and meaningful send off for a departed loved one.

We have played at over 1,500 Funerals to date

Bagpiper Silhouette

Church Only Funeral Package

(approx. fee range $200 to $275)

  • Pipe Casket from Hearse into Church (may include Processional, if Church allows it)
  • Pipe Casket from Church to Hearse (may include Recessional, if Church allows it)
  • Pipe as Hearse is Driven Away (unless the bagpiper is going to the cemetery, bagpiper will leave first)

A few Churches prefer not to have bagpipes played within the Church sanctuary, so we usually stay at the rear of the Church, in the narthex, vestibule or foyer area. If you want bagpiping inside the Church please speak to your Priest, Pastor, Minister or Musical Director to obtain permission. 

Bagpiper Silhouette

Cemetery Chapel or Graveside Package

(approx. fee range $200 to $275)

  • Pipe as Procession Arrives and Family gets out of Vehicles
  • Pipe Casket into Chapel / to Graveside
  • Pipe for Lowering of Casket (at Graveside)
  • Pipe as Family & Friends Exit the Chapel / Leave the Graveside

Pipe at conclusion of Interment Service, either as Family files past Casket or as Family leaves (normally finishes with bagpiper walking off into distance, with music fading away).

Most cemetery chapels are small, so we typically play outside before and after the service.

Bagpiper Silhouette

Home, Church & Cemetery Combined Packages

(approx. fee range $250 to $350)

You can choose a combination of options from any of the above packages to suit your requirements.

Bagpiper Silhouette

Additional Funeral Package Options

  • Wake (Funeral Home or Other Venue) Package – (approx. fee range $175 to $250)
  • Funeral Home Only Package – (approx. fee range $200 to $275)
  • Memorial Service Package – (approx. fee range $200 to $275)

The beautiful and timeless tradition of bagpipers playing at funerals was first introduced to the United States over one hundred and fifty years ago by Scottish immigrants. It has become a symbol of mourning for fallen heroes, especially within the military. The bagpipe is now a popular element in many modern-day funerals.

A bagpiper is one of the most fitting ways to provide an emotional and meaningful send off for a departed loved one. The choice of music can be as important as your choice of funeral home, cemetery or casket.

A professional funeral home is often used for final arrangements, so be sure your musical needs are professional too. Our bagpipers are highly experienced and sensitive to what may be a very difficult occasion. We always listen to and honor specific requests and focus on giving your loved ones an unforgettable tribute.

  • Funeral Services
  • Funeral pg pic1

Chicalba Bagpiping offers specialized packages to suit individual family wishes. Chicalba can provide musicians for Church, Graveside, Cemetery, Chapel and/or Memorial services. Below is a guideline of the services we offer, from which you can choose a combination of options. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any specific needs you may have.

Book your
bagpiper today

Fill out our booking form and we’ll respond to your request with any relevant information and pricing.

Call Now

(630) 534-4964 or
(708) 539-8267

We accept the following

We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card, PayPal and Zelle

Professional Funeral Bagpipers from Chicago’s Premier Bagpiping Company

Our professional funeral bagpiping service is a fitting way to provide an emotional and meaningful send off for a departed loved one.

We have played at over 1,500 Funerals to date

Bagpiper Silhouette

Church Only Funeral Package

(approx. fee range $200 to $275)

  • Pipe Casket from Hearse into Church (may include Processional, if Church allows it)
  • Pipe Casket from Church to Hearse (may include Recessional, if Church allows it)
  • Pipe as Hearse is Driven Away (unless the bagpiper is going to the cemetery, bagpiper will leave first)

A few Churches prefer not to have bagpipes played within the Church sanctuary, so we usually stay at the rear of the Church, in narthex, vestibule or foyer area. If you want bagpiping inside the Church please speak to your Priest, Pastor, Minister or Musical Director to obtain permission. 

Bagpiper Silhouette

Cemetery Chapel or Graveside Package

  • Pipe as Procession Arrives and Family gets out of Vehicles
  • Pipe Casket into Chapel / to Graveside
  • Pipe for Lowering of Casket (at Graveside)
  • Pipe as Family & Friends exit the Chapel / Leave the Graveside

Pipe at conclusion of Interment Service, either as Family files past Casket or as Family leaves (normally finishes with bagpiper walking off into distance, with music fading away).

Most cemetery chapels are small, so we typically play outside before and after the service.

(approx. fee range $200 to $275)

Bagpiper Silhouette

Home, Church & Cemetery Combined Packages

(approx. fee range $250 to $350)

You can choose a combination of options from any of the above packages to suit your requirements.

Bagpiper Silhouette

Additional Funeral Package Options

  • Wake (Funeral Home or Other Venue) Package – (approx. fee range $175 to $250)
  • Funeral Home Only Package – (approx. fee range $200 to $275)
  • Memorial Service Package – (approx. fee range $200 to $275)

The beautiful and timeless tradition of bagpipers playing at funerals was first introduced to the United States over one hundred and fifty years ago by Scottish immigrants. It has become a symbol of mourning for fallen heroes, especially within the military. The bagpipe is now a popular element in many modern-day funerals.

A bagpiper is one of the most fitting ways to provide an emotional and meaningful send off for a departed loved one. The choice of music can be as important as your choice of funeral home, cemetery or casket.

A professional funeral home is often used for final arrangements, so be sure your musical needs are professional too. Our bagpipers are highly experienced and sensitive to what may be a very difficult occasion. We always listen to and honor specific requests and focus on giving your loved ones an unforgettable tribute.

  • Funeral Services
  • Funeral pg pic1

Chicalba Bagpiping offers specialized packages to suit individual family wishes. Chicalba can provide musicians for Church, Graveside, Cemetery, Chapel and/or Memorial services. Below is a guideline of the services we offer, from which you can choose a combination of options. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any specific needs you may have.

Professional Funeral Bagpipers from Chicago’s Premier Bagpiping Company

Our professional funeral bagpiping service is a fitting way to provide an emotional and meaningful send off for a departed loved one.

We have played at over 1,500 Funerals to date

Bagpiper Silhouette

Church Only Funeral Package

(approx. fee range $200 to $275)

  • Pipe Casket from Hearse into Church (may include Processional, if Church allows it)
  • Pipe Casket from Church to Hearse (may include Recessional, if Church allows it)
  • Pipe as Hearse is Driven Away (unless the bagpiper is going to the cemetery, bagpiper will leave first)

A few Churches prefer not to have bagpipes played within the Church sanctuary, so we usually stay at the rear of the Church, in narthex, vestibule or foyer area. If you want bagpiping inside the Church please speak to your Priest, Pastor, Minister or Musical Director to obtain permission. 

Bagpiper Silhouette

Cemetery Chapel or Graveside Package

(approx. fee range $200 to $275)

  • Pipe as Procession Arrives and Family gets out of Vehicles
  • Pipe Casket into Chapel / to Graveside
  • Pipe for Lowering of Casket (at Graveside)
  • Pipe as Family & Friends Exit the Chapel / Leave the Graveside

Pipe at conclusion of Interment Service, either as Family files past Casket or as Family leaves (normally finishes with bagpiper walking off into distance, with music fading away).

Most cemetery chapels are small, so we typically play outside before and after the service.

Bagpiper Silhouette

Home, Church & Cemetery Combined Packages

(approx. fee range $250 to $350)

You can choose a combination of options from any of the above packages to suit your requirements.

Bagpiper Silhouette

Additional Funeral Package Options

  • Wake (Funeral Home or Other Venue) Package – (approx. fee range $175 to $250)
  • Funeral Home Only Package – (approx. fee range $200 to $275)
  • Memorial Service Package – (approx. fee range $200 to $275)

The beautiful and timeless tradition of bagpipers playing at funerals was first introduced to the United States over one hundred and fifty years ago by Scottish immigrants. It has become a symbol of mourning for fallen heroes, especially within the military. The bagpipe is now a popular element in many modern-day funerals.

A bagpiper is one of the most fitting ways to provide an emotional and meaningful send off for a departed loved one. The choice of music can be as important as your choice of funeral home, cemetery or casket.

A professional funeral home is often used for final arrangements, so be sure your musical needs are professional too. Our bagpipers are highly experienced and sensitive to what may be a very difficult occasion. We always listen to and honor specific requests and focus on giving your loved ones an unforgettable tribute.

  • Funeral Services
  • Funeral pg pic1

Chicalba Bagpiping offers specialized packages to suit individual family wishes. Chicalba can provide musicians for Church, Graveside, Cemetery, Chapel and/or Memorial services. Below is a guideline of the services we offer, from which you can choose a combination of options. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any specific needs you may have.

  • Memorial Service Bagpiping

Chicalba Bagpiping Services also provides bagpipers for Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day Services and Parades. More information is available upon request.

All prices are only a rough guide and are quoted for a solo bagpiper. No two funerals are exactly the same, so please contact us to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain an accurate quote. Prices can be provided for additional bagpipers or drummers and also for full or partial portions of packages.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services will provide professional bagpipers in all weather conditions and throughout the coldest winter months. These bagpipers will play outside wherever possible and only seek refuge from the elements when absolutely necessary.

There may be occasions where the temperature drops below a safe level for both the bagpiper and the instrument. Chicalba will make every effort to keep both the family and the funeral director aware of this during particularly cold spells.

  • Memorial Service Bagpiping

Chicalba Bagpiping Services also provides bagpipers for Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day Services and Parades. More information is available upon request.

All prices are only a rough guide and are quoted for a solo bagpiper. No two funerals are exactly the same, so please contact us to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain an accurate quote. Prices can be provided for additional bagpipers or drummers and also for full or partial portions of packages.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services will provide professional bagpipers in all weather conditions and throughout the coldest winter months. These bagpipers will play outside wherever possible and only seek refuge from the elements when absolutely necessary.

There may be occasions where the temperature drops below a safe level for both the bagpiper and the instrument. Chicalba will make every effort to keep both the family and the funeral director aware of this during particularly cold spells.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services also provides bagpipers for Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day Services and Parades. More information is available upon request.

All prices are only a rough guide and are quoted for a solo bagpiper. No two funerals are exactly the same, so please contact us to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain an accurate quote. Prices can be provided for additional bagpipers or drummers and also for full or partial portions of packages.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services will provide professional bagpipers in all weather conditions and throughout the coldest winter months. These bagpipers will play outside wherever possible and only seek refuge from the elements when absolutely necessary.

There may be occasions where the temperature drops below a safe level for both the bagpiper and the instrument. Chicalba will make every effort to keep both the family and the funeral director aware of this during particularly cold spells.

Book your bagpiper today

Fill out our booking form and we’ll respond to your request with any relevant information and pricing.

Call Now

(630) 534-4964 or (708) 539-8267

We accept the following

We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card, PayPal and Zelle

Book your
bagpiper today

Fill out our booking form and we’ll respond to your request with any relevant information and pricing.

Call Now

(630) 534-4964 or
(708) 539-8267

We accept the following

We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card, PayPal and Zelle