Band performance at the CNIs I travelled down to Rotorua on Friday night with some other band members to be well rested and ready for the competition on Saturday. We were up dressed, getting breakfast early to be ready for the Street March at about 10:18. Surprisingly, after some lateness, minimal tuning, the band was […]
Category: City of Auckland Pipe Band
Events and Performances for City of Auckland Pipebanc
This weekend was the weekend for the Auckland Centre Contest or Auckland Provincials Pipe Band Contest. This year I played with City of Auckland Pipe Band, we had 9 pipers, 4 side drummers, and between 2 and 3 tenor drummers. Even though we did not have any competition in the grade, it was a good […]
The day started at 11:00am for the Pipe Band Competition Preparation. I had already arrived and helped with the Clan Cameron Tent. The weather was good, and the atmosphere was relaxed. The band was entered for the MSR, Medley, and Street March. The MSR and Medley were at the circle near the Band Rotunda as […]
Yet another early morning, setting my alarm for 3am. Out of the house around 4am and off to the Glynn’s to carpool for the day. Although the street was pretty busy due to the vehicle cordons around the museum, we were able to find a carpark. A noticeable absence was our Pipe major Tim. As […]
Another tiring day starting 9:30 am for the initial practice then getting ready for the main performance at 1 pm. The practice the week before – When the Piper Plays Hector The Hero Photo by Neil Cameron. Possible candidate for the next clan news letter.
Queens birthday weekend, especially Saturday was very busy. It was Ardbeg day, and I had to get to Sam Sneads House of Whisky to get the latest Ardbeg day release. The release is called Grooves, due to the grooves made in the sides of the barrels to get more surface area contact with the spirit. […]
I had a gig with some of the City of Auckland players on Saturday night. It consisted of playing outside while guests arrived, then playing a few tunes inside, and then playing tag team jigs for a Strip the Willow dance
This years ANZAC day was quite busy, waking at 3am to get ready, out the door at 4am, practice meet by 4:30, then the first performance at the dawn service at 5:15am at the Auckland Museum with City Of Auckland Pipeband. This was broadcast on Maori TV live. The band played for about half an […]
This tune was played at the opening of the 25th anniversary concert.