2016

Page updated 16th Nov.2016

Every year the Band enjoys a full calendar of events, and 2015 is no exception. Please come along and support us at any of the events listed below. We would be delighted to see you. If you need any further information regarding where and when we are playing, please contact the Secretary, Iain Willox via the Contact and Tariff  page. 

Another busy year for the band in prospect as the following list of events indicate. We hope to see as many band members as possible attending these events. 

Confirmed Events

Sat. 27th Feb. Cheltenham Scottish Society Annual dance, 4 Pipers required
meet at 7pm at the Pittville School, Albert Road GL52 3JD. Completed with 4 pipers B.W. B Mc; J.S. and Callum

Sat 7th May Tewkesbury Festival 3pm start. Free parking at Abbey. 
Start is in Sun street, Post Code GL20 5NX.  Completed with 7 pipers.

Sat. 21st May  Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival 1600 hrs. Completed on a very wet day but still 9 pipers and 4 drummers turned out. Iain W. John R. Bill G. John S. Pam T. Carol B. Bill R. Peter Mc. Carol V. were the pipers. Drummers were young George and his dad Paul, Carol Varney's sister Pat and daughter Jill. Thanks to all for the effort.

Mon. 30th May  Pershore Carnival 1200 hrs. Procession starts 12.30pm, meet at 11.30am at Pershore Football Club, King George's way, Post Code WR10 1QU. We are also playing in the arena in the Abbey Ground at 2.20pm for 20mins. Completed with 8 pipers and 3 drummers. Pipers Iain W. Bill Gibson, Bill Rivet, C. Baylis, Peter McNeil, C. Varney, V. Sandy and J. Shields. Drummers P.J. Wall, Jill and Pat. Thanks for the efforts from the Bristol mob and the weather was a lot nicer.

Frid. 3rd June Dovers Hill games, meet at the usual pub 6pm. Please note this event has been cancelled.

Sat 11th June Upton upon Severn Community Carnival. Start at 1130am Hanley Road car park near bridge. meet at 1030 am for tuning up etc. We then play in arena at 1.30pm (approx) with refreshments provided by the WI in the main clubhouse where we can also leave our kit. Car parking at Hanley Road, Post Code WR8 0HY or in Upton Sports Field Post Code WR8 0HW. Pipe major has asked  that we all meet at the Hanley Road car park for 1030am to tune up etc. He has also advised all car owners to display a prominent note to indicate that the car owner is a member of  the St Andrews Pipe Band, hopefully that will avoid us paying any car park charges. Completed with 6 pipers and 2 drummers, thanks once again to the Bristol contingent. Pipers were Iain, Carole Baylis, Carole Varney, Bill Rivett, John Shields and Pete Mcneil. Drummers were Jill and Pat.

Sat. 25th June  Evesham Carnival.  Procession starts this year at 2pm so meet at 1.15pm for tuning up etc. Parking is in Crown Meadow on the left side beside the rowing club Post Code WR11 4SS. The procession starts and stops here. We are also expected to play in the arena at some stage, timing to be confirmed. Completed with 6 Pipers and 3 drummers. Pipers were J. Ross, B. Gibson, Pete Mc Neil, Bill Rivett, Carol Varney and John Shields. drummers were PJ Wall, Pat and Jill. Thanks to all for their efforts, particularly the four from Bristol. Pete managed to play the Bass Drum when we played in the arena, so well done to him.

Sat. 6th Aug. Ross Town Carnival.  Meet at 12pm Carnival will leave Ashburton Estate at 1pm Post Code HR9 7BW. arriving at the Rope Walk Edde Cross street at approx. 2pm. We then have a break until we are scheduled to play in the arena. Completed with 9 pipers and 1 drummer (Pete Mc Neil on the bass).

Sat. 3rd Sept.  Gloucester Day Parade. Parade starts at 2pm in Constitution Walk beside the Conservative Club so meet for around 1.30pm for any tuning etc. Refreshments in Brunswick Baptist  Church afterwards. Car parking is in the Barbican Car Park Post Code GL1 2HS. Completed with 7 pipers and 2 drummers and the rain stayed away for our parade. Thanks to Pete for banging the Bass Drum and thanks also to the Bristol mob for their efforts.

Weekend 9th 10th and 11th Sept. Bideford Massed Pipes and Drums. You can view their website by selecting the link below. 

http://www.bidefordmassedbands.co.uk/

Completed with 6 pipers from the band taking part. We joined up with the Newport Pipe band and the North Devon Pipe band. Weather was changeable but it kept dry for the main parade on the Saturday evening.

Sun. Sept 25th Cheltenham half Marathon at the Cheltenham Racehorse track Prestbury, start 9am but get there when you can. This is just a turn up and play for as long as you want but the PM would like to see most of you at some time during the day. We are part of the entertainment as the runners make their way around the racecourse during the Cheltenham Half Marathon. PostCode is GL50 4SH. Completed with 4 pipers Iain, Veronica, Carole B. and John S. Well done to the 4 stalwarts as that was a bit of a nightmare.

Sun. 13th November Stow in the Wold Remembrance day parade, meet at the Royal British Legion Hall, Well Lane, GL54 1DB  for 9.30am to enable tuning etc. to be completed before we march off (10.30am from the square). Completed with 9 pipers,2 guest pipers and 2 drummers. Pipers included young Callum.

 

TBC  

 

 

 

Edinburgh Pipefest - 7th and 8th August

The Band playing at the Dover's Olympiks in 2007.