Brendan Fergus is a Chicago area native. He began learning bagpipes with the Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming in 2010 and competed with its Grade 5 band. In 2014, he joined the Chicago Scots Pipe Band in Grade 3 and remained with the band through the transition to the City of Chicago Pipe Band. Brendan has competed in solo piping competitions since his time in the Academy and is now competing in Grade 3. He is currently studying Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and is a Midshipman in the NROTC program. During the school year while away from Chicago, he plays with the Daytona Beach Pipes and Drums and Rosie O’Grady’s Highlanders Pipe Band.