NYPBoS to take part in the Sports Relief Mile in Glasgow

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland has decided to enter the Sainsbury Sports Relief Mile in Glasgow on the 25th March. The event which will also be held in many different cities throughout the UK from the 23rd – 25th March will see around 30 members take part in the 1 mile race through the streets of Glasgow’s city centre beginning in George Square.

The band has set a fund raising target of around £1250 which it hopes to donate to Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. The money raised will go towards transforming the lives of people in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, or those living with poor mental or physical health, to protecting street children and providing life-saving healthcare abroad.

On the day of the race the band will be completing the 1 mile by marching in formation playing pipes and drums. Whilst we’re busy preparing for the big day, we really need your help to make sure we smash our fundraising target.

Big or small, every bit of sponsorship we receive will help us achieve our goal. Please follow the link below to our team page and donate.


NYPBoS at the MG Scots Trad Music Awards 2011

On the 3rd December members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland Senior Band performed at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards which were held this year at the Perth Concert Hall. The line up for this event included 11 bands such as the Peatbog Faeries, Skerryvore and the Paul McKenna Band who all entertained the enthusiastic audience throughout the evening. The NYPBoS were on towards the end of the night and performed once again “The Dragon’s Lair” which has become one of the signature pieces for the senior band over the past few years. The event was filmed for the BBC and will be broadcast on both the 5th and 9th December on BBC Alba. For UK residents if you’re interested in seeing the band in action please follow this link to access BBC iplayer.

St Andrews Day Performance

On the 26th November the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland Senior Band performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The concert was titled, The St Andrews Day Party and included other top class musicans such as Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. In front of around 2500 spectators the band performed on three occasions. The first saw the full band perform a small jig set which consisted of, The Snuff Wife, The Old Hag at the Kiln and Haste to the Wedding. Later in the evening eight pipers and two drummers performed alongside the RSNO, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain in two pieces of music, both composed by Phil, Farewell to Govan and Cathcart.

Crieff Highland Games results 2011

The National Piping Centre and National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland was excellently represented in the prizes at Crieff Highland Games this weekend. Well done to all those who competed.

U18 M S/R
1. Christopher Gray
2. Connor Sinclair
3. Andrew Clark
4. Ross Miller
5. Steven Gray

U18 Jig
1. Steven Gray
2. Ross Miller
3. Connor Sinclair
4. Christopher Gray
5. Struan Moffat

Senior MS/R
1. Andrea Boyd
2. Jonathan Graham
3. Jori Chisholm
4. Andrew McPhee
5. Andrew Bonar

Senior Piob
1. Jori Chisholm
2. Andrea Boyd
3. Andrew Bonar
4. Andrew McPhee
5. Jenny Hazzard

Spring School Round-up

The National Piping Centre’s Seasonal Schools kicked off with the Spring School which was held 11th – 15th April. The school was well attended with 23 pupils of varying ages and abilities. Our teachers felt that they all progressed well, were all dedicated to their practicing and hoped to see them back again in the future. Continue reading

Celtic Connections Piping Weekend

Celtic Connections hits Glasgow again from the 13th January. The Annual Piping Concert will take place on Saturday 15th January at 12.30pm and features the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and Fife Constabulary. This will be an amazing concert showcasing pipe band performance. This takes place at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and tickets are £12.50. Continue reading