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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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.