Schools’ pipe band hit­ting the right notes

The Oban Times - - News -

LOCHABER Schools’ Pipe Band has en­joyed a surge in in­ter­est in drum­ming and now boasts a 14-strong corps.

This sea­son, the drum­ming sec­tion is play­ing with new drums thanks to a gen­er­ous £10,000 grant from the He­len and S G Mac­Gre­gor Be­quest Fund.

And the band has a busy sea­son ahead.

The group has al­ready played at var­i­ous pri­mary school and nurs­ery fun days and at the Pre- 65 mo­tor­bike tri­als in Kin­lochleven.

The band also per­forms twice weekly in Fort Wil­liam’s High Street through­out June, July and Au­gust, only tak­ing a break in the first two weeks of July.

Again, the band will be in at­ten­dance at Ari­saig Highland Games, Mal­laig and Mo­rar Highland Games and Lochaber Agri­cul­tural Show.

Ear­lier this month, the band hosted its first con­cert in many years at Lochaber High School.

As well as play­ing with the whole band, many mem­bers gave solo per­for­mances or played in small groups.

Lochaber High School’s Ceilidh Band and Lochaber Gaelic Choir also took part in the con­cert.

Fur­ther de­tails about all the band’s ac­tiv­i­ties can be found at or on its Face­book page.

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