Is your soul stirred by the skirl of the bagpipes ? Do the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when the drones start up..?Does the dry rattle of the snare drum make you tingle..? Or do you just plain like the sound of a Pipe Band. ? If "yes" to any of the above....read on. We are a small band, eight Pipers and Drummers of varying abilities, and would welcome some new members. Experienced Pipers and Drummers would be welcomed with open arms..there must be newcomers to the area who have laid aside their pipes or drums thinking that there would be no opportunity to ever play up here in The Harbour . Well , if you are one of them, here is your chance to come along and have some Fun again....we are NOT a competition band, we play because we love it. We apparently give a lot of pleasure to lots of people ,and we have lots of laughs along the way. Our expectations are not to high ,although we are constantly seeking to improve,we think with some success. If you have always fancied yourself as a Piper or a Drummer, but never thought you would have a chance to have a go,wel, you have right here in Pender Harbour. You don't have to be of a Scottish lineage, all you need is the desire to succeed, have a commitment to practice, and have patience: It doesn't happen over night, but it DOES happen. We have had two ladies in the band who were playing the pipes in a parade within one year of first picking up a practice chanter.
We meet on Thursday evenings (7.30pm) at the School of Music in Madeira Park. We can lend you a practice chanter and a tutorial book to get you going,we have a spare drum and drum pad for would be drummers. There is enough expertise within the band to teach you how to play the pipes, and we make no charge , all we ask is that you become a member of the Music Society as they graciously let us use their beautiful building for practice. Interested..? Come along and see what we are about any Thursday night , it's never too late...some of us didn't start until we were in our sixties..!! You won't be sorry...I wasn't
This year we have 2 new young members Piper Jordan Haines and Drummer Jesse Venalainen..