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Pipes & Drums Enjoy Their 15th Japanese Trip

The Pipes & Drums have just returned from another unforgettable trip to southern Japan. Once again there were many highlights including performing in a street parade at the...Read More

Posted on 10 May 2017 By Mr Iain Simpson

Scottish Schools' Champions for Third Year in a Row

Our Pipes & Drums were crowned Scottish Schools' Pipe Band Champions in the Juvenile Grade for the third year in succession on Sunday 12 March. The event took place at James...Read More

Posted on 16 March 2017 By Mr Stephen Gray

Pipe band perform to international audience at Scottish Parliament

Watson's Pipes & Drums have played to an international audience of ministers and heads of delegation at a summit held at the Scottish Parliament. The Edinburgh International...Read More

Posted on 08 September 2016 By Mr Stephen Gray

World Champions 2016

Our Juvenile band and drum corps finished their season in high spirits as they won the World Championships on Saturday 13 August. With over 230 competing bands performing for...Read More

Posted on 15 August 2016 By Mr Iain Simpson

Watson's Drummers Are Champions of Europe

Our Novice (A) and Juvenile bands travelled north to compete at the European Pipe Band Championships at Grant Park in Forres on Saturday 25 June.  The Juvenile drummers...Read More

Posted on 29 June 2016 By Mr Stephen Gray

What an Experience for our Younger Pipers and Drummers

Our Pipes & Drums are just back from another thoroughly enjoyable and highly successful trip to Japan. 23 pupils and five staff departed from Edinburgh Airport on Sunday 24...Read More

Posted on 12 May 2016 By Mr Iain Simpson

Caritas Strings and Chamber Choir Slovenia Tour Highlights

Here are the highlights of our recent Chamber Choir and Caritas Strings orchestra tour of Slovenia. ...Read More

Posted on 20 April 2016 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Chamber Choir Christmas

On Tuesday 8 December members of the Chamber Choir braved the cold and wet to sing carols at Edinburgh’s Christmas Market.  Situated on the ‘pyramid’ between...Read More

Posted on 11 December 2015 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Good Times on the Japan Trip

Pipes & Drums are now on their fifth day of their trip to Japan. So far they have performed with a Junior High School Brass band at Moji Port (see video below), at the Rugby...Read More

Posted on 30 April 2014 By Mr Iain Simpson

Music at Watson's

This year’s first big concert takes place on Tuesday 5 November in the Assembly Hall at 7pm. The Music at Watson's concert will include over 250 instrumentalists in the...Read More

Posted on 21 October 2013 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

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