Monaghan Pipe Major John Wassman is an established solo player, bandsman and judge. A student of Pipe Major George M. Bell, John has competed
extensively as an amateur and professional, playing throughout the United States, Canada
As a bandsman, John Wassman has contributed his skills to two of the best bands this country has ever seen. A founding member of Parlin & District, John was a key player in this band as they dominated the U.S. Piping scene for many years and won the grade two North American Championship in 1984. John would then participate in a marvelous six year run with Parlin in grade one. John has also been a key member of the City of Washington Pipe Band, which is now one of only two U.S. bands in grade one. John played with City of Washington when they won the grade two World Championship title in 1999, as well as several North American Championships. John continued to play with COW through their powerful first year in grade one this past season, which included a second place at the North American Championship.
A much sought after teacher, John also serves as an EUSPBA panel judge for both piping and ensemble.
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