The band would like to extend their congratulations to two band members, Piper Scott MacRae and Drummer Morgan Danks for their successes at recent solo competitions.
Piper Scott MacRae took part in the Rosneath Solo Piping Competition on Saturday. Scott placed 1st in the ‘C’ Grade March Contest and 2nd in the ‘C’ Grade Strathspey and Reel Contest.
Drummer Morgan Danks recently took part in the Army Cadet Force Annual Solo Drumming Competition. Morgan placed 1st in the Intermediate Snare Contest and 2nd in the Open Snare Contest.
Our congratulations again to Scott and Morgan.
An exciting opportunity for anyone with kids wanting to learn to play the bagpipes or drums. The SFRS Novice Juvenile band hope to be competing from the 2016 season
The draw for the World Pipe Band Championships was made yesterday.
The World Championships will again be held in Glasgow Green on Saturday 15th August.
A total of 23 bands have entered the Grade 2 contest and the band has been drawn to play 9th (of 12) in Heat 1 of the Qualifying contest at 12:27.
The band will be playing their medley in the qualifying heat and (all going well) will play their MSR in the final. 6 bands from each heat will qualify for a final of 12 bands, which will commence at 15:45.
Contest Draw – World Championships on Saturday 15th August
Grade 2 – Qualifier 1
01 11:15 Lomond and Clyde
02 11:24 Grampian Police
03 11:33 Thiepval Memorial – Eire
04 11:42 City of Edinburgh
05 11:51 St Andrews – Australia
06 12:00 101 Northumbrian Regiment R.A (v)
07 12:09 Deeside Caledonia
08 12:18 Buchan Peterson
09 12:27 Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Pipe Band
10 12:36 Torphichen and Bathgate
11 12:45 The Pipe Band Club – Australia
12 12:54 Manorcunningham – Eire
Grade 2 – Qualifier 2
13 13:30 Oban
14 13:39 The Glasgow Skye Association
15 13:48 Police Service of Northern Ireland Pipes and Drums
16 13:57 Royal Burgh of Stirling
17 14:06 Bleary and District
18 14:15 Bucksburn and District
19 14:24 Balagan – Denmark
20 14:33 R.A.F. Waddington/Halton Pipes & Drums
21 14:42 Mackenzie Caledonian
22 14:51 Johnstone
23 15:00 North Stratton – Canada
Grade 2 – Final Commences at 15:45
The draw for the Scottish Pipe Band Championships was made earlier today. The Scottish Championships will take place at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton on Saturday the 25th of July.
The band has been drawn to play 2nd (of 19) in the Grade Two contest at 12:54 and will be playing a March Strathspey and Reel for the contest.
Contest Draw – Scottish Championships on Saturday 25th July
Grade 2 – Final
1 12:45 Mackenzie Caledonian
2 12:54 Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Pipe Band
3 13:03 Deeside Caledonia
4 13:12 Royal Burgh of Stirling
5 13:21 101 Northumbrian Regiment R.A (v)
6 13:30 Oban
7 13:39 The Glasgow Skye Association
8 13:48 Police Service of Northern Ireland Pipes and Drums
9 13:57 City of Edinburgh
10 14:06 Thiepval Memorial – Eire
11 14:15 Lomond and Clyde
12 14:24 Buchan Peterson
13 14:33 Grampian Police
14 14:42 Torphichen and Bathgate
15 14:51 Manorcunningham – Eire
16 15:00 R.A.F. Waddington/Halton Pipes & Drums
17 15:09 Bucksburn and District
18 15:18 Johnstone
19 15:27 Bleary and District
John (Ian) Wood
The draw for the European Pipe Band Championships was made earlier today. The European Championships will be held this year at Grant Park in the Highland town of Forres on 27th June. The band will be based in Inverness over the weekend and making the short trip from there to Forres for the competition.
A dedicated website for the Championships can be found at www.pipingatforres.com
The band has been drawn to play 14th (of 17) in the Grade Two contest at 14:57 and will be playing their medley selection.
CONTEST DRAW – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SATURDAY 27TH JUNE
Grade 2 – Final
01 13:00 Johnstone
02 13:09 Bleary and District
03 13:18 Deeside Caledonia
04 13:27 Buchan Peterson
05 13:36 Oban
06 13:45 City of Edinburgh
07 13:54 Grampian Police
08 14:03 Royal Burgh of Stirling
09 14:12 Lomond and Clyde
10 14:21 Bucksburn and District
11 14:30 Police Service of Northern Ireland Pipes and Drums
12 14:39 Mackenzie Caledonian
13 14:48 Antwerp and District – Belgium
14 14:57 Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Pipe Band
15 15:06 The Glasgow Skye Association
16 15:15 Torphichen and Bathgate
17 15:24 101 Northumbrian Regiment R.A (v)
The band would like to thank everyone who came along to our Ceilidh last night, everyone who worked hard to organise the event and all those, both personal and businesses, who donated prizes for the brilliant raffle. It was a highly entertaining and successful evening. Hope to see you all again next year !!
Our Ceilidh is now just 2 weeks away (2nd May 2015) and there are still tickets available. If you would like to join us for what promises to be a very entertaining evening, tickets, costing just £10, are available from any band member or by sending a message to our Facebook Page. The Iain Armstrong Ceilidh band will be on stage to ensure that your toes will be tapping and your feet dancing. The band will also be making a short appearance, performing some of our new repertoire ahead of the 2015 Pipe Band competition season.
The band has sourced phenominal top prizes for the raffle, including £100 Slaters voucher, Free hire from MacGregor and MacDuff Kilt Makers, A Meinl Headliner Series Mahogany Cajon and a Meinl Mini Cajon from Scott Currie Ltd. 2 free hires from Geoffry Tailor Kilt Makers, ‘Be a Fire-fighter for the day’ experience from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and many more to follow. Thanks to everyone for their generous donations. The only way to be in with a chance of winning any of these prizes is to come along to the Ceilidh and buy a raffle ticket on the night.
Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets so far, the band is looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Ceilidh.
On Saturday the 28th of March the Band provided a lone piper as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service remembered those lives lost in the Cheapside Street Disaster.
Saturday marked the 55th anniversary of the Cheapside Street Disaster in which 19 Fire Service personnel died in a whisky bond explosion.
This incident on 28 March 1960 claimed the largest number of lives in the peacetime history of the UK Fire Service – 14 Glasgow firemen and five members of Glasgow Salvage Corps
The sacrifice of those 19 men was honoured by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at a ceremony at the Fire Service Memorial in the Necropolis, overlooking Glasgow Cathedral. The ceremony was attended by fire service veterans, including Cheapside Street veterans, senior SFRS officers and a Guard of Honour.
During the ceremony, veterans, fire officers and other Fire Service representatives laid wreaths at the Fire Service Memorial.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band Annual Pre-Season Ceilidh.
When: Saturday 2nd Of May
Where: Cowcaddens Fire Station. 91-123 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow.
Time: 7:30pm till Late
Cost: Tickets £10 each. (Available from any band member or by sending a PM to our FB page.)
As per last year, not only have we managed to acquire such a unique venue to hold the ceilidh, but we have also managed to secure the internationally traveled sensational Iain Armstrong Ceilidh band who will be ensuring that your toes will be tapping and you feet dancing till the wee small hours.
There will be a well stocked bar run by the Pipe Band so a City Centre Ceilidh without the City Centre prices !!!! What more could you ask for.
See you all there !!!
Scottish Fire and Rescue Pipe Band were invited to take part in a charity concert with The Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Friday the 13th of February at the 02 ABC in Glasgow.
Here is a short video explaining the concept behind the concert, which we were proud to be part of.