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Edlington / Retiring Drum Major

On the 13th November, Remembrance Sunday, the band lead Edlington Town’s parade from the Hilltop Centre to the Cenotaph. Many families joined us on the March and we also played a few laments during the wreath laying service at the cenotaph.

Afterwards, we retired to the Edlington RBL. We would like to thank the Mayor and her council for looking after us so well for the whole morning and we look forward to returning in 2023.

This event was a particularly poignant occasion for us, as our Drum Major – Dave White would retire at the end of the parade. He has served the band for many years and always attracts photos and selfies with members of the public, wherever we are performing. At the RBL, the Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Adrian Hunt, gave a small presentation to our retiring Drum Major.

Thank you for all that you did for the pipe band, Dave – you will be missed!

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Autumn Workshop 2022

Autumn Workshop – October 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 receive a special High Sheriff’s Award, which was accepted 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 together with the band again, soon.

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HMS Sheffield 40th Anniversary

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.

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68th Recruits Pass-Out

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.