Pipe band crowned Euro champs

The Oban Times - - News -

OBAN High School Pipe Band were the Novice Ju­ve­nile B win­ners at this year’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships.

The band, who are com­pet­ing in only their sec­ond sea­son to­gether, joined 112 other bands at the event in For­res, Moray.

Tens of thou­sands of spec­ta­tors made the jour­ney to watch the cham­pi­onships.

Oban High School A Band fin­ished fifth in their cat­e­gory.

Nan John­stone, a teacher at Oban High School, said: ‘It is the first time the band has won it. They are a fairly new band and it is only their sec­ond sea­son of com­pet­ing, so it is re­ally good. It is a lot of hard work and prac­tice to get to that level.’

Oban High School Pipe Band will con­tinue its hard work into the sum­mer hol­i­days, with solo com­pe­ti­tions tak­ing place through­out the sum­mer. The band will be back in ac­tion at the Mull High­land Games on July 20.

‘It is not a quiet time even though it is the school hol­i­days,’ Mrs John­stone added. ‘There is a lot of com­mit­ment from all of them.’

The band will be rehearsing at Oban Sta­tion Square ev­ery Wed­nes­day night, weather per­mit­ting, and on the first Thurs­day of the month they will be prac­tis­ing up at McCaig’s Tower, sup­port­ing the Oban and Lorn Lions Club.

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