Fusion drumming proves a success

On the weekend of the 28th February the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland hosted a drumming fusion workshop at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow. The weekend was well attended by the NYPBoS drum corps who had a fantastic time developing new percussive and drumming skills. The drum corps is looking forward to incorporating these new skills and techniques into a brand new fanfare which will be released later this year. A special thanks must go out to both Pete Lockett and Jeff Queen for there enthusiasm and professionalism over the weekend and we look forward to working with you once again in the future.

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Photos: Andrew Lawson.

Ciaran Sinclair performs well in Ayrshire

The 84th Ayrshire Music Festival was held on the 14th March 2009 at the Ayr Town Hall, Ayr. The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland would like to congratulate member Ciaran Sinclair on his prizes in the solo piping events listed below.

  • 1st place Piobaireachd and the National Piping Centre Trophy
  • 2nd place Under 18 March
  • 3rd place Under 18 Strathspey & Reel

It’s Drum Time!

National Youth Pipe Band bring Drumming Stars to Glasgow.

Two of the Worlds top solo drummers will be in town on Saturday 28th Feb and Sunday 1st March for a two-day exclusive workshop with the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland’s Drum Corp. Jeff Queen, the American DCI snare drumming 5 times world champion and Pete Lockett, an Indian/African percussionist who featured on the soundtrack for Quantum of Solace, the latest James Bond Film will be in Glasgow to teach and play with the top young pipe band drummers in the country.
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NYPB Success at Strathclyde Police Junior Solo Competition

Congratulations to all members of the NYPB who competed on Saturday 21st February at the Strathclyde Police Junior Solo Competition. A special mention must go to the members who finished in the prize list:

Craig Sutherland
4th U/18 March
3rd U/18 Strathspey & Reel
1st U/18 Jig

Calum Moffat
4th U/18 Piobaireachd

Laura Underwood
5th U/18 March

Steven Gray
4th U/18 Strathspey & Reel

Ciaran Sinclair
4th U/15 Piobaireachd
5th U/15 Jig

Iain Crawford
6th U/15 Piobaireachd
6th U/15 Jig

Ross MacKay
5th U/15 March

NYPB perform well at the Junior Competition

David SheddenOn the Saturday 14th February the National Piping Centre once again hosted its annual Junior Competition. It was a fantastic day of piping which saw some of Scotland’s most talented young pipers compete for the top prize in each age category. It was very pleasing to see a large number of National Youth Pipe Band members supporting the event from both the senior and development bands and congratulations to you all for performing very well.

Featured in the prizes were:

David Shedden
1st – Piobaireachd 15-17
2nd – MSR 15-17
5th – Jig 15-17
Overall Junior Champion 2009

Steven Gray
2nd – Piobaireachd 15-17

Callum Moffat
1st – MSR 15-17
5th – Piobaireachd 15-17

Kyle Howie
1st – Jig 15-17

Laura Underwood
6th – Piobaireachd 15-17

Keith Christie
3rd – MSR 15-17
3rd – Jig 15-17

Gordon McCance
4th – Jig 15-17

Christopher Gray
3rd – Piobaireachd u/15

Special congratulations must go to David Shedden who won the Overall Junior Champion prize for 2009. Well Done!