Rob Clower has been teaching Highland bagpipes for more than 40 years. His students play in pipe bands throughout that U.S. and abroad, many also competing successfully as soloists. In 2007, Rob founded Turlach Ur, now the largest band in Iowa. Turlach Ur enjoyed a highly successful Midwest competition season in 2015; the band won the Grade 5 Midwest Championships in Chicago as well as the Ggregate season championship, resulting in promotion to Grade 4. In 2016, Turlach Ur will compete in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago, as well as the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Grinnell College piping students have the opportunity to perform with the band at local concerts.