First Contest win for City of Whitehorse Pipe Band

On Saturday 6th December 2014 the newly established City of Whitehorse Pipe Band made their first outing at the Daylesford Highland Gathering.

The band was formed 6 months prior by Former Clan Gregor Pipe Band Pipe-Major George Shepherd. Leading drummer is former Strathclyde Police Pipe Band/Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia member and owner of Go Drumming, Olav Goud.

The bands main aim was to play two solid sets and see how most of the young/new members would perform. With weather playing a bit of havoc, the band managed to put down two solid performances, which resulted in winning the overall Grade 2 title.

 

The CoW Drum corps during the Daylesford Street March

The City of Whitehorse Drum corps is currently being sponsored by Go Drumming and Proline sticks. With a corps mainly consisting of players under the age of 25 years Olav is trying to establish a solid young corps that will grow in experience and compete at the highest level. With the first competition under their belt, the band took a festive break.

The snare drummers have already been back at it, with a snare practice in Adelaide. This practice saw two new drummers join the corps who have effortlessly manage to slot in.

The band is looking forward to it’s full first band practice on 1st February 2015 and competing at the Ballarat Highland Gathering and the Victorian Pipe Band Championships later on this season.

The “first official” photograph of the City of Whitehorse Pipe Band

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