Drum Major Lawrence Towers (1959-2023)


We are heartbroken by the news of Lawrence Towers leaving us last night, after a brave fight against cancer.  As a father, friend, piper and drummer, Lawrence embodied the best of the pipe band World; and he was an icon to South American pipebanding.

Lawrence was undoubtely SAPA Pipe Band's alma mater, becoming a piper by age 13, and leading the band as Pipe Major, Drum Major and President over several decades.  His hard work, leadership and charm were the ingredients of SAPA's growth, and of the vast extended family they built in the Community.  Lawrence dedicated most of his last years to teaching SAPA's youngsters, known as the Sapitos.

He will be deeply missed, and we will see you at the counter march.

Photo courtesy of SAPA Pipe Band