Sunny afternoons in the Senior School have meant that the windows are often open. On any given day, the warm breeze brings with it a tune on the bagpipes - melancholy and haunting or uplifting and jovial. It is a wonderful sound, made by one of our talented pipers preparing for the many events the Pipe Band will be involved in this summer.
Over the weekend, the Pipe Band took part in their first official Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association competition. This was a new experience for all of our pipers and drummers but did it hamper their success? Of course not!
We are delighted to announce that St Columba's School's Pipe Band was awarded 1st Place, not only as a band but as the ‘Best Corps of Drums’ in the combined Grade 4B/Novice Juvenile B event. The Pipe Band had to compete against 12 bands, both in the adult Grade 4B and Novice Juvenile grades.
Pipe Major Gordon Bruce was extremely proud of the band, a group of young people who work hard and prove their commitment pays off time and again. Congratulations to everyone involved!