The Antigonish Legion Pipe Band was a consistent winner at the Highland Games from 1970 to 1976. In that time, the band captured two North American championships in Grade 3 and was named Intercontinental champion for Grade 2 in 1975. In August 1976 the Legion band placed 3rd in the World Championship (Grade 2) held in Hawick, Scotland. The band is credited with significantly raising the piping and drumming standards of the Atlantic provinces.