Reading Scottish Youth Band took part in the Lest We Forget Concert at NEC Birmingham on Saturday 3rd November as part of the National Youth Pipe Band of England.
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Forthcoming engagements will be highlighted here. For full details and a full listing of forthcoming band engagements, see our Events Diary.
|Sun 12 May||from 9am||PM Jim McGinn Memorial Competition||University of Bedfordshire, Luton|
|Mon 27 May||12pm||Farnborough Donkey Derby||King George V Playing Fields, Farnborough|
|Sun 2 Jun||from 11:45am||Tadley Treacle Fair||Falcon Fields, Tadley|
|Sat 8 Jun||from 1pm||Stoke Row Steam Rally||Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill|
|Sun 9 Jun||from 9am||Pipes in the Park, Scotland in Colchester||Lower Castle Park, Colchester|
|Sat 29 Jun||1:15-3pm||Wargrave Festival||Wargrave|
* 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 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.