News – Pipe Band

  • GWC Pipe Band bring joy to Pilrig Park Burns Lunch

    GWC Pipe Band bring joy to Pilrig Park Burns Lunch

    A small group from the GWC Pipe Band provided the soundtrack to the Pilrig Park school Burns Lunch on Wednesday 22 January. 

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  • Pipes & Drums Japan Trip creates new friendships and lasting memories

    Pipes & Drums Japan Trip creates new friendships and lasting memories

    Our Pipes & Drums have just returned from another fabulous trip to Southern Japan.

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  • World Champion Drummers

    World Champion Drummers

    Our Novice Juvenile A drummers were crowned World Champions at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow on Saturday. They also won Champion of Champions winning four out of five major titles in what has been a hugely successful season.

    In addition, the Juvenile band placed 3rd and the Novice A band placed 5th.

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  • ​Pipes & Drums Take Edinburgh By Storm

    ​Pipes & Drums Take Edinburgh By Storm

    In scorching hot sunshine on Sunday, the three School bands continued their strong form by taking top honours at the Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships in Princes Street Gardens.

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  • Three UK Championship Titles for Pipes & Drums

    Three UK Championship Titles for Pipes & Drums

    The Pipes and Drums enjoyed a very successful weekend at the UK Championships held in the grounds of Stormont Estate, County Down, Northern Ireland,  winning three UK Championship titles.

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  • Pipes & Drums Japan Trip 2018

    Pipes & Drums Japan Trip 2018

    GWC Pipes & Drums travelled to Fukuoka Japan on its 16th annual trip.

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  • Pipe and Drums Success

    Pipe and Drums Success

    Following on from their successful trip to Los Angeles, the Pipes and Drums continued their quest by competing at the annual indoor pipe band events throughout the month of March.  Our bands performed over three consecutive weekends, beginning with the Scottish Schools' Championships where the First Minister was in attendance to listen to the bands and later present the prizes. The Novice A band gained 1st place and the Juvenile and Novice B bands were 3rd and 2nd in their respective grades. The drum corps of all three bands were placed 1st in each grade. 

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  • Pipe Band Trip to Long Beach, Los Angeles

    Pipe Band Trip to Long Beach, Los Angeles

    For Edinburgh, a relatively dreary Tuesday morning; for GWC Pipe Band, something quite the opposite. Our American adventure began at Edinburgh airport on Tuesday 13 February. A short flight to Heathrow, followed by a long flight to the United States saw us land in LAX. Before we knew it, our adventure had begun. After a 24-hour journey, beginning at Turnhouse and ending in Long Beach, we enjoyed what can only be described as a glorious night’s sleep on board the Queen Mary, before taking on Disneyland the next day... which was simply magical.

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  • Pipes and Drums Internal Competition Results

    Pipes and Drums Internal Competition Results

    This year's Internal Solo Piping, Snare Drumming & Tenor Drumming competitions took place in the Music School on Sunday 8 October.

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  • Watson's Drummers Are On Top Of The World

    Watson's Drummers Are On Top Of The World

    The drummers of the Novice A band were crowned World Champions for the twelfth time, winning the Best Drum Corps title in their category at the World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow Green on 12 August. 

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