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Burns Night 2015

The band's annual Burns Night dinner is on again, this year at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, on Sunday 25 January 2015.

 

For sale - Hardie Bagpipes

Hardie Bagpipes 1950's-1960's. $2000.

Band awards 2013-14

Congratulations to the Band members who achieved the following awards at the April 2014 AGM -

Most Improved Piper – Wayne Gatward

Most Improved Drummer – George Kennedy

Bandmanship Award – David Robertson

2015 Salamanca performances

The Band will be fundraising at Salamanca Market throughout 2015. We will tune up in St Davids Park at 10.30 am and will then play on the lawns of Salamanca between 11.00 and 12.00.

Winter Ceilidh 2013

WINTER CEILIDH 2013

FRIDAY 12 JULY 2013

The nights are drawing in and the mercury is falling, but there’s always something to celebrate this time of year as the City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band Winter Ceilidh 2013 is fast approaching. Now into its fourth year, this night has evolved to have something to offer for all. This year’s highlights will include:

AGM

THE CITY OF HOBART HIGHLAND PIPE BAND INC AGM will be held at the Community Centre Hall, Scots Church, Bathurst St Hobart, on Monday 13th May 2013 commencing at 7.30pm. The Agenda and Annual Report will be available from the Band Secretary who can be contacted via the Contact page.

Band awards 2011-12

Congratulations to the Band members who achieved the following awards at the March 2012 AGM -

Life Membership – Chris Geeves

Most Improved Piper – Ken Bickerstaffe

Most Improved Drummer – Liz Buchanan

Bandmanship Award – Andrew Greenham

Band Awards (2007 to 2011)

Congratulations to the Band members who achieved awards since 2007 – all well deserved!

2010-2011

  • Life Membership – Garry Harradence
  • Most Improved Piper – Niall Mitchell
  • Most Improved Drummer – James Wilson
  • Bandmanship Award – Niall and Fiona Mitchell
  • Certificates of Merit – Charles Court and Chris Geeves

2009-10:

Drummers wanted

There is no better time that NOW to come along and learn the drums. The Band has 2 highly qualified and experienced tutors, who are willing and keen to share their knowledge -

  • Gary Webb - Drum Tutor, focussing on sides
  • Robbie Watling - tenor/bass section

The band offers free drum tuition on Monday evenings at Scots Church (Bathurst St) from 7.30 pm. If you, or someone you know, is keen on learning the side, tenor or bass drum, please call Niall on 0418 107 175 or "Contact Us' through the website.

The Great CoHHPB Whisky Tasting and Trivia Night

Over 100 people attended the Band's inaugural Whisky Tasting Trivia Night at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre on Hobart's waterfront.

The evening commenced with a taste of four very different whisky's presented by Lark Distillery. MC Wayne Gatward kept the evening moving along with his masterly control of proceeedings.

Three rounds of trivia questions, plus an anagram solving puzzle, covered a diverse range of questions. Most of us didn't know that ipod (as a word) didn't stand for anything, although most of us knew that 'Hotel' was the word used for the letter H.

One of the highlights was the kitchen piper contest, hotly contested by Matt and Nathan (CoHHPB), John and Jared (Launceston) and Heath (Burnie). The performances were keenly supported by the audience. The pipers had 4 minuites to show their stuff, and they all dazzled us with their playing. The judges were Garry Fletcher (technical) and Wayne Gatward (atmospherics) and the winner was declared to be Jared. Well done, Jared! The 5 pipers then retired to a back room to practice a brief "group" performance which included the popular tune "Pumpkin's Fancy".

The local band "Manhatten" provided music to dance to whilst the bar did a brisk trade towards the end of the evening.

Thanks goes to the Hobart Function and Conference Centre who advised that supper would be a "casserole" but we ended up with at least 8 tasty options.