Our rescheduled 1912 Society Recital entitled “Greenlands” came at a busy time of year having moved from the regular spot in December, but our students, parents and supporters were delighted to be together again on the evening of 4th of May, when over 60 Fettes College Pipers and Drummers took to the stage in our theatre.
The success of our Senior School piping and drumming is built on a solid foundation which begins in the Prep School. The Prep School Pipe Band opened the show with a fantastic Drum Fanfare. Their set ended with a moving rendition of “The Gael” which features in the movie, “Last of the Mohicans”, this was accompanied by Chris Gray on keyboard and Mr Walker on drum kit.
The B Band demonstrated some of the more fundamental repertoire that is played by Pipe Bands world-wide including, “Scotland the Brave” and “Highland Cathedral”. There were three important prizes awarded on the night to very deserving recipients:
The Lt. Col Gray Sgian Dubh, for Most Improved Piper – Yiran S
The Oliver Mace, for Most Improved Drummer – Anna T
The Gillespie Quaich for Service to Fettes College Pipes and Drums – Pipe Major Clara J
The concert was finished off in style by the A Band playing some seriously tough but entertaining repertoire for an appreciative audience.
The Fettes College Pipes and Drums are looking forward to getting back onto the stage in December in our regular slot. We hope to see you there.
If you are the parent of a pupil at school and would like them to have a free trial lesson on any instrument involved in the Pipe Band, please get in touch with Mr. C. Drummond at firstname.lastname@example.org