News & 2019 Events

Thank you for visiting the bands website, the details of the 2019 events and venues are displayed at the bottom of this page, new engagements will be added in the near future, please contact the band by email if you require further information.

News – Saturday 16th November

Members of the band attended the Rotherham Utd Football match to play whilst the Rotherham Veterans marched on to the pitch prior to the match. It is always a great pleasure to support the ceremony and the veterans from Rotherham.

News – Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November

The band will be playing in Nijmegen, The Netherlands during July 2020 at the Vierdaagse. The intention is to play with the Batavorum Pipe Band who are based in Nijmegen during the Massed Bands performance. To start the planning, 9 members of our band went over to Nijmegen to meet them and begin the preparations for the trip taking place. Their hospitality was wonderful and it was a pleasure to be in their company, we cant wait till next year!!!

News – Thursday 26th September

Members of the Pocklington Pipe Band came along to our band practice, it is great to have two bands working together and supporting each other where they can. We have been invited to their practice and are looking forward to attending in the next few weeks.

Visit their website – https://pocklingtonpipeband.co.uk/

Band practice

News – Saturday 8th September

Band members went up to the Braemar Highland Gathering for the first time, not to play but to observe the Gathering and have a good look at the Massed Bands. We were not disappointed the whole day was fantastic and we would certainly recommend that you should visit it if you have the chance in the future.

News – Tuesday 27th August

The band was asked if a few of us could play on BBC Radio Sheffield, the Toby Foster show. In addition could we let Toby try a kilt on as he is thinking of buying one. We also explained how long the band has been formed, the story behind the tartan for our kilts and that we were recruiting new pipers and drummers. The session was a great laugh and a pleasure to meet Toby and his team, hopefully he can make one of our practices to have a go on the drums.

News – Wednesday 21st August 2019

A few of the band members re-visited the Staff of Life Pub to thank them for the hospitality shown to the band whilst we performed at their charity walk. Ian and Robbie presented them with a band shield, a letter of appreciation and a cheque to contribute towards the amount they are raising. They are doing a fantastic job and have raised a lot of money for a very worthy charity, the Firefly Charity.

2019 events

Saturday 10th August 2019 – The Firefly Charity walk

The band performed in Doncaster at the Staff of Life Public House for the Sheffield to Doncaster Charity Fun Walk, a huge well done to all the walkers and organisers for their efforts. It was a pleasure to help out and a big thank you for all the hospitality shown towards the band. We hope their aims of raising a lot of money for the charity was successful. Click on the YouTube button below to see a video of the event.

Thursday 2nd August 2019

On a sunny evening in Doncaster the band supported a group of guys who are doing a long distance charity walk . They are a small team of enthusiastic military personnel and civilians who are taking two sets of bagpipes on a long walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion. It was a pleasure to support their cause and we wish them well on the remainder of their trek.

Saturday 27th July 2019

Rotherham Fire Station Open Day, a few of the bands pipers went along to play at the Station Open Day.  Whilst the weather was very poor, the local community turned out in large numbers to support the event and contribute to the Firefighters Charity. Well done to Watch Manger Gary Bruce and his team for putting the event together, and thank you for making us so welcome.

Open day

Saturday 13th July 2019

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A mini band was sent to take part in the Newton Carnival, Derbyshire. Although the march for the parade is ‘up hill and down dale’ it was a very enjoyable day, well done to the organisers for all their hard work and effort in organising the carnival. Take a look at the video below, it shows the parade and the arena performance.

Saturday 6th July 2019

The band lead the parade at Clay Cross Gala, it was a great day despite the inclement weather. It is always a pleasure to support them at the gala and what made the day even better we managed to have a quick drink at a local pub after the parade. Whilst in there the locals asked us to play and they donated money to The Firefighters Charity, our selected charity.

https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

Saturday 29th June 2019

Ulley Country Park Arts Festival and Mo’s birthday celebration. A mini band performed at the Arts Festival in Ulley Country Park to a very appreciative audience. It was a successful event and the weather was unbelievable! Then it was off to Mo’s, one of our pipers, to celebrate his birthday with a bit of piping and a meal of ‘haggis, tatties and neeps’….in June with the sun shining for a beer and a BBQ as well!! Well done to our Chairman, Brian for addressing the haggis, a great performance.

Saturday 22nd June 2019

During June one of our pipers, Jim Oakes has spent the month in Edinburgh. Whilst there he attended the practice sessions for Dunfermline Pipe Band and received a very friendly and warm welcome. Through discussions it was clear that they are very similar to the City of Sheffield Pipe Band, taking the playing of pipes and drums very serious but also having fun and enjoying the band atmosphere and camaraderie. Jim took part in the Dunfermline Children’s Gala with the pipe band which was attended by hundreds of children and their families.

Take a look at their website for further band information.

http://www.dunfermlinepipeband.co.uk

Saturday 15th June 2019

Hundreds gathered at Norfolk Heritage Park on Saturday to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. Veterans from Sheffield were joined for the Drumhead Service of Remembrance by others from France and the Commonwealth. Well done to Kevin Costello from the City of Sheffield Pipe Band who piped the lament for the service.

Saturday 8th June 2019

Wath Parish Church garden party at Wath Upon Dearne, a lovely day despite the inclement weather.

Thursday 6th June 2019

Well done to the band members who supported the ‘Voluntary Walk’ in Rotherham. This is an event to celebrate the great work carried out by volunteers in Rotherham and promote the various volunteering roles available to everyone.

Saturday 1st June 2019

Congratulations to Dave and Leah on their marriage on the 1st June at Hellaby Hall in Maltby. It was a pleasure for members of the band to play at the wedding and we all wish them a great future together.

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Our first outing of the year at Angela and Donna’s wedding in the Danum Hotel, Doncaster Town Centre. The band sends them everyone’s very best wishes for a happy future together.

 

2019 Dates Event and venue
Saturday 1st June Wedding, Hellaby Hall, Maltby 
Thursday 6th June Voluntary Action Rotherham – Short Walk
Saturday 8th June Church Garden Party, Wath Upon Dearne
Saturday 29th June Ulley Country Park Arts Festival
Saturday 6th July Clay Cross Gala, Derbyshire
Sunday 7th July Saint Patricks Church, Lane Top, Sheffield
Saturday 13th July Newton Carnival, Derbyshire
Saturday 27th July Rotherham Fire Station Open Day
Saturday 10th August Fire Fly Charity Event, Doncaster
Saturday 19th October Vows Renewal Ceremony, St James Church, Doncaster
Sunday 10th November Remembrance Parade, Dore, Sheffield
Thursday 5th December Band Christmas Event, Red Lion, Doncaster Town Centre

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