This year the Teeswater Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band have a busy season planned!

From the end of May until mid September 8 concerts and events have been confirmed with another half dozen in the planning stages! As well, the band is working on several special events in Teeswater during the Winter of 2015-16! Watch here for more information!

Here is the pipe band schedule for this season:

Date
Event
Location
Time
21 May
Outdoor concert
Teeswater Town Hall Lawn
8:00 to 9:00
18 June
Outdoor concert
Teeswater Town Hall Lawn
8:00 to 9:00
16 July
Outdoor concert
Teeswater Town Hall Lawn
8:00 to 9:00
01 August
Homecoming parade
Ripley
20 August
Outdoor concert
Teeswater Town Hall Lawn
8:00 to 9:00
22 August
Fall fair parade
Teeswater
11 September
Outdoor concert
Teeswater Town Hall Lawn
7:30 to 8:30?
26 September
Fall fair parade
Ripley

 

highlanders-webThe Pipe and Drum Band was established in 1961 and remained active into the 1980s. In 1998 new members were recruited and the band revived under the direction of Bruce MacDonald, an accomplished piper and teacher. Four members of the pre-1998 Highlanders are on the roster of the present group.

The band is primarily interested in playing parades and performances at local events, and its present focus is on the teaching of piping and drumming to beginners at various levels. It also aims to challenge the established players with new music and performance routines, and so maintain their interest and improve their overall competence.

For more information on the Teeswater Highlanders or if you would like to learn to play, please visit their website (http://www.libris.ca/pipers/) or on Facebook (facebook.com/Teeswaterhighlanders)

(Special thanks to Joy Rutherford & Bruce MacDonald)