October News 2022
After a well-earned summer break, the band has started an intense period of training and development and in October, this included a band workshop with Neil Clark and Stewart Gardiner – both of whom are wonderful teachers and great exponents of their instruments. A few of the pipers also played in a masterclass, held on the Friday night with Neil Clark, in Sheffield’s Victoria Hall.
We were also truly honoured to receve a special High Sheriff’s Award, which was received by our current Drum Major, Dave White and President, Pearl Mcnulty, at the Autumn workshop.
Finally, at the end of the October, a few members of the band travelled to Dunfermline to have a rehearsal with the Dunfermline Pipe Band, as we will travel to Nijmegen with this band in 2023. A wonderful evening and we look forward to getting togehter with the band again, soon.
June 19th – Ulley Country Park
Today The City of Sheffield Pipe Band pleased the crowds at Ulley Country Park with our performances. It is a beautiful place and well worth a visit.
May 29th – Wakefield Miners Memorial Ceremony.
The City of Sheffield Pipe Band had the great pleasure in leading the Parade for the Wakefield Miners Memorial. Well done to everyone who were involved with its creation, a very worthy project. A big thanks for your kindness and hospitality on the day.
May 21st – South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Handsworth, Sheffield
On Saturday the 21st May we held a band workshop at the Fire Service Training Centre, something we have wanted to do for quite a while.
It was really well attended by band members and in addition we invited the Fire Service Cadets to come along and spend some time with us. They were a credit to their Instructors and SYF&R, they thoroughly enjoyed being taught to march by Martyn Oakes and then marching along with the band.
Thank you to the High Sherriff who came along to give the event his support, the cadets really appreciated it. Who knows, we may even have a potential piper or drummer wanting to join us, it was a great day, well done to everyone involved with it.
May 4th – ASDIC Conference, Yorkshire Armouries Museum, Leeds
We were invited to play for the ASDIC Conference at the Yorkshire Armouries Museum in Leeds. ASDIC is a charity that supports Military Veterans through Drop in Centres across the UK. The veterans attend, enjoy camaraderie, have a meal with their colleagues and provide additional support if needed. A wonderful charity. Whilst there we played in the Oriental Hall of the Museum, a great experience for us. Thank you to the organisers for their kind hospitality.
May 1st – Falklands and HMS Sheffield Remembrance Parade and Ceremony, Sheffield City Centre
The band had the privilege to lead the parade to the Cathedral for a service to remember the Falkland’s War and HMS Sheffield. We then played at the Cutlers Hall for those attending the event meal. Well done to everyone that arranged the event, you deserve a pat on the back.
April 3rd – Thorne Miners Memorial Service at Moorends, Doncaster
Members of the band played at the memorial service for the miners who worked at Thorne Colliery. Well done to all those that arranged the day, it was a very moving service.
March 25th – 68th Trainees Course, Pass Out Parade at South Yorkshire Fire Service Training Centre, Handsworth, Sheffield
The band played at the Fire Service Training Centre for the trainees of the 68th course and their families. It was a wonderful sunny day enjoyed by everyone. We wish the trainees all our very best for their futures in the Fire Service.
March 17th – St Patricks Day event at the Catholic Club, Doncaster
A few of the bands pipers and drummer played at the Catholic Club in Doncaster on St Patricks Day. It was a great day, thanks to the club for all the hospitality and refreshments!
February 5th – The Bands 2021 Christmas Party at the Ex Servicemen’s Club Edlington
Due to the spread of Omicron throughout December we decided to postpone our Christmas get together and hold it this year. We held it last Saturday and everyone had a wonderful time. What more could you ask for, playing on the stage, a buffet, free beer, a raffle and a quiz! Whilst there we presented our previous Pipe Major, Keith Arnott and his wife Pauline with a bottle of Whisky and some flowers in appreciation of everything they have done for the band. We must also thank the Ex Servicemen’s Club for their support in allowing us to use their Concert Room, it is a great venue.
January 25th – Burns Supper at the Cutlers Hall
Members of the band performed at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield for the Master Cutler, James Tear and his guests. The Burns Supper was a wonderful event which everyone enjoyed, particularly as we played whilst everyone danced the Gay Gordons. We look forward to supporting them at future events and thank them for their hospitality.