The draw was recently made for the 2019 British Pipe Band Championships, held in Paisley on Saturday 18th May.
We will be competing in the grade 2 contest, bringing the 18 band grade to a close at 16:33. This will be the bands first competitive outing of the 2019 season & will see us debut our new medley under the bands new leadership.
Our Novice Band have also been drawn to play 4th out of a 17 band Novice Juvenile B Grade at 10:24!
The full draw can be found via this link;¬†https://www.rspba.org/html/contestdraw.php?id=21
A huge congratulations to tenor drummer Aimee, who competed recently at the 2019 Kingdom Thistle Solo’s, held at Lochgelly High School.
Aimee placed 3rd & 4th in the two sections she competed in.
We also have our race night upcoming on Friday 26th April, from 7pm! Tickets can be obtained via band members or contacting the band directly…
Congratulations to tenor drummers Aimee & Morgan who placed second and fourth respectively this weekend at the Lothian & borders solo drumming.
Last weekend, novice band drummer Robbie placed first at the Coatbridge indoor solo drumming.
A huge well done to all our members from both bands who have recently competed in solo events.
The band are hosting a race night on Friday 26th April, from 7pm at St Vincent Bowling Club.
Tickets are ¬£12 & can be purchased via the website, Facebook pages or by contacting band members direct.
Our drum major, Kara was recently recognised & presented with an award by Mid Ulster for her achievements last season in winning both the Scottish & European Championships.
A huge well done from all band members!!
Two members of the bands drum core were in action with The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland on Saturday 2nd February.
A huge well done to tenor drummer, Aimee & snare drummer, Craig who took part in the youth bands ‘Made in Scotland’ concert.
Members of the band were in action at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow for the annual WestSound Burns Supper.
The band piped the top table in before playing a selection of tunes for guests.
Pipe Major, Olly Brownlie then piped the haggis in…
Happy New Year from everyone within The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band! Wishing all our supports & followers a very prosperous 2019.
Best of luck to everyone for the 2019 Pipe Band Season & see¬†you all in the arena…
The band had the honour of leading a contingent of officers from The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in this years Remembrance Sunday Parade in Glasgow on Sunday 11th November. The band¬†were on parade at¬†George Square as part of their commemorations.
This was the¬†100th anniversary and as always the band feels privileged¬†to be a part of such an important occasion.
The¬†parade also marked the first outing for many of our new members & was the band’s first outing under Pipe Major, Olly Brownlie & Lead Drummer, William Corkindale.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are delighted to announce that Oliver Brownlie & William Corkindale have been appointed to the position of Pipe Major & Leading Drummer of the Grade 2 band.
For the¬†past two seasons¬†Olly has been the bands¬†Pipe Sergeant & since its inception in 2016 also served as Pipe Major of our Novice Juvenile Pipe Band.
Prior to joining the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Band, Olly had played for a number of bands including North Yorkshire Fire Service, Newton Aycliffe, The Vale of Atholl, Dysart & Dundonald and Glasgow Police (formerly Strathclyde Police), so brings with him a wealth of experience.
Fundamentally Olly‚Äôs main aim is to get the band in the prize list, whilst playing some great music along the way. It‚Äôs about building on the progress that has already been made in the band over the last few years whilst tweaking a few things that he feels will push the band to that next level. It‚Äôs his aim to improve the band as a whole, including individual playing and playing as a unit. He is incredibly proud to have been appointed Pipe Major and is looking forward to getting started.
William started¬†drumming at the age of 7, taught by his father. William then went through the grades to Grade 1 where he played under the leadership of Jim Collins for 4 years. He then became a leading drummer for a few years where he won the European drumming championship and champions of champions. After taking a few years out he returned to the top flight, joining Strathclyde Police Pipe Band under the leadership of Eric Ward for almost 10 years, winning the European and UK drumming championships along the way.