Opening of Perth Museum

Saturday 30th March 2024, the band were privileged to be invited to be part of the Opening Ceremony of the new Perth Museum (the old City Hall).

The band lead by Drum Major Kenny Forbes, marched The Society of High Constables Perth, from 2 High Street to King Edward’s Street.

Pipe Major Duthie from there, lead the Provost- Xander McDade, Lord Lyon King of Arms – Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Kinnoull – Charles Hay and Lord Lt Perth and Kinross – Stephen Leckie, from the side entrance of the new museum round to the stage in King Edward’s Street where the official opening took place alongside our friends from Perth Gaelic Choir.

A great day was had by all, being part of and marking this historical moment in Perth history.

Perth and District Pipe Band in concert

“Bells of Perth”

Saturday 1st June 2024

15:00 – St John’s Kirk, Perth

The Bells of Perth is an engaging Pipe Band concert that promises to immerse the audience in the rich traditions and captivating melodies from Piobaireachd, Marches, Strathspeys, Reels and Jigs. Starring the talent of many Perthshire musicians, the concert will encompass soloists as well as Band selections, showcasing their many skills on Pipes and other instruments. The Bells of Perth promises to be a celebration of Scottish culture and musical heritage, brought to life by the skills of Pipers and Drummers. 

Vale of Atholl Solo Piping and Drumming Competition

Prizes for Perth and District Pipe Band are as follows:

Novice Piping:
5th Jack Folan

March – Under 15
5th Callan Erskine

Jig – Under 15
3rd – Callan Erskine

Piob – Under 15
4th – Callan Erskine

Drumming:
Snare
MSR – 15-18
3rd Cian McDonnell

Tenor:
March Under 15
1st Place – Kayli Folan
2nd Place – Fynn Iannetta- Lowe

MSR – 15-18
1st Place – Órán Salmond

Dress and Deportment
Drumming:
1st – Órán Salmond
2nd – Cian McDonnell

Well done to all

Under 18s Christmas Party and Wreath making

Young people of the band had their Christmas Party on the last practice night of 2023 Monday 18th December, they had great fun playing games, eating Pizzas and Sweets, they had so much fun that we forgot to take photos!!!! It was great for all to mix and make new friends.

Whilst the Christmas Party was going on, some of the adults joined a wreath making class, we were very excited to welcome Jean Pedgrift to join us to instruct us on making a Christmas Wreath each, below are the final outcomes, exciting to see all the different designs using the same materials:

Perth Winter Festival

December saw a busy month for the band getting involved in all things Christmas within Perth as part of the Perth Winter Festival, what a great month we had :

2nd Dec – Switching on of Perth Christmas Lights

3rd Dec – St Andrews Parade

9th Dec – Santa Run & Nativity Parade

10th Dec – Solo Piper Stewart McBain led the Bakers Parade

Perth and Kinross Council Remembrance Parade

Perth and District Pipe Band led the Military Parade from Thimblerow Carpark, down the High Street, King Edward’s Street to St John’s Kirk.

After the Service of Remembrance, the band paraded the Military contingent as well as the hierarchy of Perth and Kinross along St John’s Street, South Street, Tay Street to the North Inch, whilst on Tay Street on the Saluting Dias was The Provost – Xander McDade, Lord Lt Perth and Kinross Stephen Leckie.

In the afternoon, a service of Remembrance was also held at Scone Cemetery, Pipe Major Duthie played the lament “Flowers of the Forrest”