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GOALS ARE BEING ACHIEVED!!!!

At the commencement of preparations for the 2018 Competition season, Pipe Major Pamela Whyte and Leading Drummer Mike Haggart set all Members of Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band clear goals for the year ahead. Pam and Mike requested everyone to commit to frequent practice sessions, make every effort to raise their individual standard of playing, further develop the Band’s existing great team spirit. Pam and Mike’s declared aim was to ensure that for 2018 the

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Start of Outdoor Competition Season 2018

The past few weeks have been busy for members of Grampian Police Scotland Pipe band, with the commencement of the competition season. On Sunday 13th of May the band made the short journey to Banchory for the North of Scotland Championships held in King George V Park. Competing in both grade 1 & 2 events the band gave 2 good performances winning grade 1 and achieving 2nd in the grade 2 contest (narrowly losing out

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The Band Has Lost A True Stalwart

Monday 30th April, 2018, was a dark, dark day for Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band (GPSPB).  During the early hours of that morning, Magnus Mowat, a highly valued member of the Band’s Management Team, passed away at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  Magnus had been unwell for just over one week and was admitted to hospital the previous Tuesday.  His extremely sudden and untimely passing has been a massive shock to his family and friends. Magnus, who

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Police Band’s Partnership with Balmoral Group Continues

Just as the 2018 competition season gets under way, Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band is already hitting the high notes.  These early celebrations stem from Balmoral Group’s Chairman and Managing Director Jim Milne agreeing to extend their sponsorship of the Band until 2020.   Steve Gibb, Balmoral Group’s Public Relations Manager said, “The Police Pipe Band has formed part of the musical heritage in the north east of Scotland for more than a century.  As

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Band Wedding

On the 7th of April, the members of Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band had the great pleasure of being invited to the wedding of two of its drummers, Tony and Angela Park.  The wedding was held in Ban-Car Hotel and provided a delightful location for the happy couple. Angela and Tony met each other while playing in pipe bands around Edinburgh and upon moving to Aberdeenshire immediately joined GPSPB in 2016 so it was fitting

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More New Faces!!!

Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band have continued their close season recruitment drive by adding a further three new faces to the ranks.  These most recent additions will help swell the numbers in all three sections of the Band. The new members who have now joined the Band, and their previous Band, are: Piper: Stuart Rothnie (Denny and Dunipace). Tenor Drummer: Simon Morrison (Culter and District). Side Drummer: Robert Smith (2622 Highland Squadron).   Leading Drummer

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First 2018 Run-Out For Pipe Corps

The Piping Quartet Competition at Huntly on Saturday 17th March provided an ideal opportunity for Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band to afford their revamped Pipe Corps some much needed exposure in the competition arena.  The Band entered 3 Quartets in the Grade 1 and Grade 2 Competitions.  With the considerable close season changes to the Pipe Corps in mind, it proved to be a beneficial outing. The Band’s Quartets were well placed in both Grades,

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This Is Our City

During the late evening of Tuesday 27th February, Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band was honoured to provide the finale at the ‘This Is Our City’ dinner.  The highly prestigious event was held at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom and was attended by almost 400 guests.   Organised by the Burgesses of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen, the occasion was designed as a platform to celebrate all what is good in Aberdeen.  It provided

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And A Good Night Was Had By All !!!!

All  members of the Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band have been practising exceptionally hard during the winter months in an effort to built upon the encouraging competition results that were achieved last year.  To provide some social time away from the hard graft of practising, our Bass Drummer and Burns enthusiast Malcolm Whyte proposed the Band organise a Burns Ceilidh.  The event, which was very well attended, was held within the comfortable surroundings of Newhills

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Band Meets New Honorary President

During a recent practice session Members of Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band were introduced to their new Honorary President, Temporary Superintendent Richard Craig. Richard spent an enjoyable couple of hours meeting with all the Members and had lengthy chats with Pipe Major Pamela Whyte and Leading Drummer Mike Haggart.  Prior to his departure the Band impressed Richard by playing some of the music that will form part of the 2018 Competition Sets. Richard commented, “I

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