25th August “The Big Blaw”

We started off the day at 0930hrs meeting at St Johns Kirk and then playing up the High Street to the Rotary Clubs fair in King Edward Street at 1000.

Then a coffee and roll in Brown and Blacks and off to Upper Springlands,  Capabitlity Scotland  to open their fete.at 1200 

Then off up to Scone Old Parish Church to play for their fete at 1400 and at 1510

So after a long day for the youngsters and oldies alike it was off home for a well earned sarsaparilla!!!

City of Perth Salute

The Parade started at 1200hrs from South Inch to North Inch along Tay St.

With Perth and District Pipe Band leading the way

We had a large band out of 24 Pipers, 8 sides and 6 Tenors.

It was a good chance to get the youngsters out and the members of the development band 

once at the North Inch it was a quick brief for the Pipey as to what was happening and a quick tune up and we were on as the first act.

We then provided the solo for Amazing Grace and the massed Pipe Band at the finale

A great day and the rain stayed off !!!!

A big thank you to the Lord Lieutenant for organising this event as it allowed youngsters from all over the county to get involved.

World Pipe Band Championships

The Pipe Band played at 0924hrs on Saturday in a very cool and damp Glasgow green

The playing was quite good apart from an early E and some untidy finger work.

However we didn’t qualify as one Judge ripped it to bits!!

However a good day was had by all and although we were a leader band we were able to see the Alec Dingwall Memorial Shield presented for 4th place in Novice Juvenile to 1st Troon Boys Brigade.

We had an interesting stop at Bishopbriggs with the Pipey being sauced by some Neds!!!

His Personal Protection Team (ie Duncan and Rhys) have received remedial tactical training!!!

Perth  Concert Hall

The band played to open the International Youth Band Festival with 10 pipers and 5 drummers

Thanks to those who made the long drives to participate

Well done to Jack Barr and Cailem Townsley on their first big gig with the band

Perth Highland Games

The band played at the games held at Scone Palace in heavy rain and stood in to play for the Drum Majors Competition and the Salute to the Chieftain.

Gaining 2nd Place in the competition and Best band on Parade winning the Provost Mathieson Cup.

Pipe Band Ceilidh

We finally managed to have our ceilidh at the Ex Servicemans Club after the cancellation due to the “Beast from the East” snow.

It opened with the “Development Band” playing first and for many their first playing in an event. The Senior band played and the new March, Strathspey and Reel for the first time in public Callum Wallace and the Tay ceilidh band provided fantastic music, Stovies and Oatcakes by Gordon the Chef and a Raffle.

Although there were a large number who could not make the new date the event was well attended and enjoyed by all who attended

A good kick off for the 125th Anniversary!!!

The 125th Anniversary of Perth and District Pipe Band

1893 – 2018

To celebrate this milestone there will be a series of events throughout the year, starting with a ceilidh on the 23rd March there will be a march through the City followed by a Civic reception hosted by the Provost.

Other events that will be notified later in the year rounding off with our annual end of year prizegiving in October.

On the 15th of September the band will march through the city to a civic reception with the Provost.

The 30th of November a black tie dinner dance will be held at Murryshall Hotel, Scone, all current and former members are welcome to attend. Tickets are avalible via sec@pdpb.scot.

Come and support us!!!