Schools’ pipe band hitting the right notes
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 www.lspb.co.uk or on its Facebook page.