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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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Spring Workshop – 2022

May 21 – Spring Workshrop

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.