Welcome to the Reading Scottish Youth Pipe Band page for the Virtual Hurst Show and Country Fayre 2020.
Please enjoy the videos on this page, and relive the performances from the Hurst SHow 2020 and 2019.
If you are interested in learning more about the band, do get in touch.
These videos are also available on the band's YouTube channel
Hurst 2019 - Scotland the Brave
The Youth band march on to the Hurst arena playing Scotland the Brave
Hurst 2019 - Circle Retreat
The Youth band play I See Mull at the halt.
Hurst 2019 - Slow Air
Poppy plays the solo before the band join in with Amazing Grace
Hurst 2019 - 6/8 March
The band play a lively march The 10th HLI Crossing the Rhine
Hurst 2019 - Circle Medley
Our medley set consists of a 2/4 march, The Barnyards of Delgaty, a strathspey called Loudens Bonnie woods and Braes and a jig called The Kesh
Hurst 2019 - March Off
The band march off to the tune The Rose of Allandale.
Performing at our Gala Ball
The RSPB hold an Annual Tartan Ball in November and the Youth Band takes the opportunity to perform at it.
Spy on a practice session!
The Youth Band hold regular practice workshops in the St Andrews Church Hall in Reading
Suited and booted
Watch Alexander explain the different elements of the band uniform
Our first public performance
As part of the Senior Band concert in October 2016 some youth members made their first public performance playing practice chanters and drum pads.
Building strong foundations
Students receive 1 to 1 tuition as well as group practice. Beginners learn fundamental skills before progressing to playing tunes
Wow! The amazing singing dog
Poppy discovered her dog likes to join in and sing along when she plays./td>
Early morning recitals
Some youth members played at local memorials to commemorate the Centenary of WW1, playing at 6.00am!
In the heart of Reading
The Youth Band plays alongside the Senior Band in Broad Street, Reading
You’ll hear her in Hurst
Poppy practices in and around the village where she lives
Burns’ Supper with Danny
Danny plays his first public engagement as a soloist piping in the haggis at a Burns’ supper in January 2020
Out of Africa
One of our Youth members, Theo, currently lives in Zambia and continues his online tutorials and practices in the wide open spaces.
Breathing new life into old pipes
The Youth Band received a wonderful gift of a historical set of David Glen bagpipes.
appearing at the Virtual Hurst Show and Country Fayre 2020
The Reading Scottish Youth Pipe Band is delighted to be playing at the first ever Virtual Hurst Show and Country Fayre.
It all happens this weekend, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 2020
We are busy preparing a feast of virtual performances for your enjoyment.
Here’s what Bill had to say at a “lockdown” practice last Saturday
Please tune in and visit us – We’ll be here “VIRTUALLY” all weekend.
Are you interested in learning to play the bagpipes or drums and playing in a pipe band?
Come and join us!
Learn to play the bagpipes.
Learn to play snare drum, tenor drum or bass drum.
Free tuition as individuals and in small groups.
Structured learning programme with option of certification.
Make new friends
Learn new skill
Learn to work as a team
Experience the thrill and passion of playing in a Scottish Pipe Band
Opportunities to perform at parades, concerts and festivals.
Opportunities to travel to new places
St Andrews Church Hall, London Road, Reading RG1 5BD
(Just beside the Royal Berks Hospital)
Monday evening 6.30pm – 8.00pm
When you come along you'll have 4 free weeks to decide if you would like to join.
Junior membership is £20 per year.
Free loan of a practice chanter or pad and drum sticks
Free tuition and materials
Free uniform when you turn out for the band
What age do I have to be?
Between 8 and 18 years old.
If you’re over 18 you can join the Senior band.
Becoming a member of the band does take commitment and we do expect regular attendance and even some practice at home.
As with every hobby is does take dedication to be good at what you do, so the more practice the quicker you'll be out playing in the band.
First step – contact us.
Phone or email or come along and visit us on a Monday night.
Contact: Bill Copland, Youth Development Officer
Telephone: 0118 983 2853
Reading Scottish Youth Band will be playing at the Hurst Show and Country Fayre on Sunday 30th June.
Poppy (below) will be playing as part of the youth pipe band, and watching on will be her dog Kasper who apparently loves to "join in" - https://www.hurstshow.uk/newspipes.
So please come along and watch the full youth band in action. We are all super excited about the event.
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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