Convocation expected to once again be targeted by pranksters with bagpipes

By Brad McLeod

BURNABY — Despite an increase in security measures for this week’s graduation ceremonies, SFU Security is still expecting the events to be infiltrated by notorious pranksters planning to once again ruin the ceremony with loud bagpipe music.

Known as the “Simon Fraser University Pipe Band,” these pranksters have made it their business to disrupt SFU’s convocation ceremonies since 1966, by showing up in front of graduating classes and making obnoxiously loud sounds with noise-makers that they call “bagpipes” and “drums.”

While campus security is doing all they can to prevent yet another bagpipe prank  (they’ve tried asking them not to and are now out of ideas), parents and graduates can be fairly confident that they will be there and should dress their ears accordingly.