Earlier this week the draw for the World Pipe Band Championships was made.
The Grade 2 Band was drawn to play 6th of 13 bands in the Grade 2 Qualification heat 1 at 12:30. There are 2 qualification heats of 13 and 12 bands, with the top 6 bands from each heat contesting the Final, which starts at 16:00. The band will play a MSR in the qualifier, and (all going well) will be hoping to play the Medley in the Final.
The Novice Juvenile Band was drawn to play 17th of 20 bands in the Novice Juvenile B Grade Final at 10:52. There is no qualification contest for the Novice Juvenile B Grade. We wish the members of our young band the best of luck for their first ever World Championships.
The World Pipe Band Championships take place on the 12th and 13th of August at Glasgow Green, with the Grade 1 Qualifiers being the only event taking place on the 12th. A total of 234 bands will be competing over the weekend. For more information and for tickets for the event please visit http://www.theworlds.co.uk Â As always, both bands do appreciate everyone who comes along to support us at what is definitely the highlight of our annual calendar.
The full draw for the World Pipe Band Championships can be seen at http://www.rspba.org/html/contestdraw.php?id=38
Yesterday the draw was made for the Scottish Pipe Band Championships.
The Championships will be held in Levengrove Park, Dumbarton on Saturday 30th July. And being a local contest, the band always appreciates the large support that they receive.
The band has been drawn to play 11th (of 20) in the Grade 2 contest at 16:00. The band will be playing their Medley Selection in the contest. Our Novice Band has been drawn to play 1st (of 11) in the Novice B Grade at 10:00.
The full draw can be seen at http://www.rspba.org/html/contestdraw.php?id=3
The band today competed at the Dunbar Highland Games. It was the band’s first outing of the season and we achieved a credible 2nd place in Grade 2 and 1st place in Grade 1. The band’s focus now turns to the British Pipe Championships in Paisley next Saturday.
The second Major Championship of the 2016 Pipe Band season sees the band head over the water to the United Kingdom Championships, taking place at Stormont in Belfast on Saturday 11th of May.
The band is one of 15 bands entered in the Grade 2 competition and the band has been drawn to play 12th at 15:39. The band will be playing their Selection for the first time at a major this season.
The full draw can be viewed at http://www.rspba.org/html/contestdraw.php?id=46
A massive thanks to everyone who made it along to our Ceilidh on Saturday night. It was another fantastic and successful night. Thanks to everyone who helped out or donated prizes.
The first contest of the 2016 season is nearly upon us with the bands first outing being at Dunbar on May the 14th. The competition will be held at Hallhill Centre, Kellie Road, Dunbar.
The band is one of 15 bands entered in the Grade 2 competition and the band has been drawn to play 4th with the competition starting at 14:30.
The band will also be playing in the Grade 1 competition, where the band has been drawn 1st with the competition starting at 15:45.
The full draw can be viewed here: http://www.rspba.org/html/contestdraw.php?id=21
The first Major Championship of the 2016 Pipe Band season is the British Championships, taking place at St James Park in Paisley on Saturday 21st May.
The band is one of 18 bands entered in the Grade 2 competition and the band has been drawn to play 15th at 16:06. The band will be playing their March, Strathspey and Reel in the contest.
Our Novice Juvenile band will also be appearing at the event, playing at a Major Championships for their first ever time. They will be appearing in the Novice Juvenile B Grade contest and have been drawn to play 7th of the 15 bands entered their grade at 10:42.
The full draw can be viewed at http://www.rspba.org/html/contestdraw.php?id=21
As you may have already seen, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band are hosting a ceilidh on April 30th, and it is shaping up to be a cracking night. There will be a raffle with some impressive, highly sought after prizes, a pakora buffet, a performance by the SFRS Pipe Band, Ceilidh music to keep your toes tapping and feet dancing and a well stocked and reasonably priced bar.
The Ceilidh will be held at Cowcaddens Fire Station, Port Dundas Road, in the City Centre, and tickets are available for just Â£10 each. Please consider coming along to the ceilidh. The band would love to see you as many of you there as possible.
Tickets are available from any band member, or by messaging this page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 â€˜Câ€™ Grade March Contest and 2nd in the â€˜Câ€™ 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.