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.
Onwards to the Glasgow Highland Club where the Juvenile and Novice A bands competed, placing 3rd and 4th respectively.
The final competition of the month was the Lothian & Borders Branch Championships, where our Juvenile and Novice A bands were in attendance, successfully achieving 2nd and 1st place in their respective grades, with the Juvenile band also winning the Grade 2 competition. Once again the drummers were on a 'roll' continuing with their success by achieving 1st place in all of their respective events.
Many of the pupils competed in solo competitions at these events and gained prizes in numerous categories which included James Strachan (S5) winning the Glasgow Highland Club Senior Solo Drumming and Rachel MacMillan (S6) winning the Lothian & Borders 15-18 years Tenor Drumming.
After a well earned Easter break, all bands have returned to their normal rehearsal schedule in preparation for the forthcoming outdoor competition season which begins with Dunbar Highland Games and British Pipe Band Championships in May.
Congratulations to everyone taking part.