The Reading Scottish Pipe Band is delighted to announce the launch of a new project to attract new young players to the world of piping and drumming. Pipe Corporal, Bill Copland has been appointed as Youth Development Officer to lead the initiative.
On announcing the plan he said, “We want to find new young players between the ages of 8 and 18 who want to learn to play the bagpipes or become pipe band drummers. We have all the resources available to teach complete beginners, or develop players who already play other musical instruments. We want to form a Youth Band to play at parades and concerts alongside the senior band and ultimately develop players to move up when they are ready. A Pipe Band is a great environment for youngsters to make new friends and build teamwork and leadership skills. It’s free to learn and we’ll even provide loan instruments for beginners. Just call or email the band, or even come along on a Monday night to see us.”
Further details and contacts are available via the Youth Band links on the band website.
Fortcoming engagements will be highlighted here. For full details and a full listing of forthcoming band engagements, see our Events Diary.
|Mon 29 May (Bank Hol)||12pm||Farnborough Donkey Derby|
|Sat 10 Jun||12pm; 1:15pm; 3:15pm||Sherfield on Loddon Village Fête|
|Sun 11 Jun||TBC (Gates 10am-5pm)||Stoke Row Steam Fayre|
|Sun 18 Jun||From 9am||Scotland in Colchester (competition)|
|Sat 24 Jun||From 1:15pm||Wargrave Festival Parade and Fête|
* the times shown are approximate start times of band performances. See the links on our events diary page for more info on the event timings
The Reading Scottish Pipe Band has been growing in size now for many years and we are bigger now than at any time in the band's history. With new members also comes the ability to fulfill more engagements, but as new pipers and drummers join the ranks, new uniforms and instruments need to be bought.
In an effort to continue funding our expansion, we are raising money in a number of ways.
If you would like to help us, please send a text to 70070 and type "RSPB35 £5" (or replace the amount with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10). Texts are free to send and we receive the full amount of any donations made thanks to JustGiving and Vodafone.
Remember, we are a charity (Registered Charity No: 1134221), and all monies raised go straight into supporting the band. Thank you for your support.