Australian Pipe Bands
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Qld Irish Association Pipe Band
Practice wednesdays at the Q.I.A. band room, 171 Elisabeth st Brisbane, They have a learners night for both piping and drumming on mondays, and a regular performance on Friday nights at the Irish Club
The band can be contacted through their website for jobs, playouts & lessons.
Toowoomba CaldeonianPipe Band
Practices each Thursday night at the Drayton Hall, Brisbane Street, Drayton, Toowoomba from 7.30pm. Plays at a wide range of functions and festivals in the Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley. Pipers also available for hire for weddings, funerals and other family functions. Learners to experienced players most welcome. Check out the website for more information.
Sydney’s Clan MacLeod Pipe Band
Clan Macleod pipe bandBased on the lower North Shore, the band practises for 2 hours per week at the Music Shell in St Leonards Park, North Sydney.
The band competes once per year in grade 4 competition at the Combined Scottish Societies Gathering, mainly for the improvement that goes with contest preparation. Although the primary objective of some bands is competition, ours is more social, as contests can be very demanding, at the cost of precious time with family as well as individuals’ business commitments. The band plays in a number of local festivals, gala openings, special occasions and surf competitions around Sydney and is always looking for new members, both new and experienced pipers and drummers.
If you are interested in joining the Clan MacLeod Pipe Band, please contact
Pipe Major – Ron Clement
Complete the contact form on the website or ph: (02) 9948 1914.
New Drummers: If you haven’t played before, the Clan Macleod Pipe Band has a training schedule in place (based on the Royal Pipe Band Association Drum College certificate courses) which is facilitated within the band by the Drum Sergeant. This training schedule is designed to take the new drummer through all aspects of playing the drum and reading music. All necessary assistance is provided, however, drummers are encouraged to learn at their own pace without any pressure!
Pipers: The Band welcomes players at all levels. Those who have previously played with another band but have not kept up their piping skills can be coached back to full playing level or anyone with an interest but no previous experience can be given full tuition.
Provided you are prepared to commit to joining and being an active band member, tuition is provided free of charge by the Pipe Major who has trained a large number of our current members. If you are interested in finding out more, please send an e-mail to the band www.clanmacleodpipeband.com
Manley WarragahThe Manly Warringah Pipe Band was formed in 1949 and since that time has been a very active Grade 4 Band playing at approximately forty engagements each year in the Sydney region. These include,Surf Carnivals , Scottish Highland Gatherings , corporate jobs, displays , fetes , weddings , sports events , Anzac Day memorial services and street marches.
The band is actively engaged in competition both in Australia and occasionally overseas.
The band has over thirty members including Pipers , Drummers , Highland Dancers.
New members are always welcome whether they are new or past players.Tuition is available for Pipes and Drums while Highland Dancing is also taught.
We are open to players of all ages.
Our practice night is Wednesday evening at the Manly Oval at 7pm.
for further information contact..MWPB P.O.Box 855. MANLY NSW 1655
or phone Carole Took Secretary/Treasurer (02) 8250 0822
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Coffs Harbour Pipe Band
Known as Coffs Coast Pipes and Drums Inc is the oldest pipe band on the mid north coast, formed in 1957. The band wears the McLeod of Harris Tartan.
The band plays at a variety of community functions throughout the year including Australia day, Anzac day, St Patrick’s day, Mclean Easter Scottish festival and annual Christmas playouts at most local nursing and retirement homes.
In 2008, 10 members of Coffs Pipe Band joined with other local bands to form the NSW Highlanders and travel to Scotland and perform in the World pipe band championships in Glasgow.
New players, any age, welcome with free tuition and annual workshops. Equipment supplied including most band attire.
Experienced players are welcome to join the band. We have many social events throughout the year and many opportunities to perform regularly.
When Tuesdays 6.30 beginners
7pm full band
Wednesday 7pm pipers
Where –Air Cadets Hall Aviation Drive –opposite old airport
Enquiries:Mr Geoff Rogers President Coffs Coast Pipes and Drums P.O. Box 568
Coffs Harbour 2450 02 66 533882 0416233882
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Glenn Innes pipe band are a mostly social band, serving Glen Innes and other communities in the New England and North West region of New South Wales. The band was first formed in 1909 (to the best of thier knowledge) and with the exception of two World Wars and a couple of other recesses when numbers were very low, has been in existence ever since. and are proud to be a part of “Celtic Country”.
Tuition: free, provided by band members
Drumming 7.00 p.m. Thursdays-
Learner Chanters 7.00 p.m. Thursdays at Glen Innes High School Hall, Edward Street, Glen Innes, NSW , Australia
Band Practice: Thursdays , 7.30 p.m onwards at Glen Innes High School; (or at the Band Room, King George Oval, Wentworth Street as advised) sectionals and full band on alternate Thursdays (see Calendar)
BELLINGER RIVER DISTRICT PIPE BAND
Bellinger River District Pipe Band Inc. plays at a variety of functions both local and in the Northern Region of NSW. The band has also been a strong contender on the competition field at most contests between Sydney and Brisbane. The band strives to achieve its maximum potential through dedicated instruction to all players at all levels. The band offers free qualified tuition to pipe and drum learners. We are also very keen to hear from experienced pipers and drummers that may have moved into the area.
Band Practice held at:COFFS HARBOUR EDUCATION CAMPUS. HOGBIN DRIVE, COFFS HARBOUR. N.S.W. 2450
When: EACH MONDAY (excluding school holiday’s). Time: 6pm to 9.30pm.
For all information & details about the Pipe Band, enquiries should be made to the Band Secretary:Gary Nicholas. 18 Azalea Avenue. Coffs Harbour. New South Wales. Australia. 2450. Phone: (02) 66523 970. Mobile: 0401 548 510.
Illawarra Pipe Band
We operate out of the Illawarra Area, which is approx 100 Km south of Sydney NSW.
We are a grade 4 Band and have approx. 25 members.
We will play at any venue, hopefully at times for a monetary reward, but this is not always the case, we do attend some charity work.
We also run a Gathering on Saturday 18th October 2008, at Wollongong.
Band can be contacted through thier website.
The Williamstown R.S.L. Pipe Band
The Williamstown R.S.L. Pipe Band in Victoria is one of Australia’s oldest and most successful pipe bands and has been is continuous operation since 1909.
The band is dedicated to the preservation of the arts of piping and drumming and is passionate about traditional and modern pipe band music.
Anyone is welcome to come along to practice, whether just to listen or learn an instrument. Expert tuition in piping and drumming is available to all.
The band currently practices on Wednesday nights from 7pm at the Newport Lakes Primary School, corner Elizabeth and Ross Streets Newport. Learners of all ages are always greeted warmly.
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PERTH HIGHLAND PIPE BAND
We are Perth’s leading civillian band, competing in Grade 3. We are available to hire for street parades, sports events, country shows, Scottish balls, etc.
We practice each Wednesday night at the YMCA Hockey Club, Perry Lakes, Perth, from 7.30pm. Visit our website for more information, contact details, and all our tunes in .bww format.City of Cockburn Pipe Band Cockburn Community Centre 9 Colville Crescent Spearwood Western Australia (08) 9337 1585 0409 883 029 Fax (08) 9337 4518
ockburn Community Centre
9 Colville Crescent ,
Wednesday 7.30pm Night Mercedes College Victoria Avenue Perth WA
Hobart Highland Pipe Band
Established in 1946, the City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band is currently the largest pipe band in Tasmania with over thirty playing members. The band offers free tuition in pipes and drums and we are available to play at any function. We practice on Monday nights at Scots Church, Bathurst St Hobart. For more information, please visit our website or call Scott on (03) 6228 7689.
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