2020 News

Thank you for visiting the band’s website. The 2020 events have been cancelled due to the Corona Virus, if we have any new engagements they will be added in the near future. Please contact the band by email if you require further information.

December 2020

The band would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful Hogmanay.

See you in 2021

A cartoon Santa Claus waves through a circle - 3D render.

December 17th 2020 Band Practice

Well that was the last practice for 2020, as you can see from the photograph there wasn’t much practicing going on! Thank you to Chris for facilitating the Zoom session and Mo for taking on the role of Quizmaster, plus congratulations to Ian for winning the quiz, the M&S voucher will be in the post asap.

It has been a difficult year for the band with no engagements or practice sessions at the Training Centre, however like many other bands we will focus on 2021 now, when rules permit we will be out playing on the streets of South Yorkshire and look forward to seeing you. If you know anyone who fancies learning the Pipes or Drums ask them to get in touch with us, we are always looking out for new players.

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October 2020 Sheffield Sea Cadets 

Thomas Otter is part of Sheffield Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets “BIG POPPY PUSH” for (Covid Remembrance Day) and they want at least 100 memorials across their grounds. They would like you to either send your own religious symbol  to the address below with a photograph of the person you are dedicating it to or send a photo to the email below and they can arrange a payment to the RBL and dedicate one of your own. For further information please contact details below;

Email: enquiries@sheffieldscc.org.uk

Address, Sheffield Sea Cadets, 275 – 279 Rutland Road, Sheffield, S3 9PZ

A huge well done to Thomas and everyone involved.

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October 27th 2020

Happy birthday to Drew Armitage, one our pipers. He has been involved with the band since the late 1950’s and joined as a teenage piper. Drew is one of the most liked and respected members of the band, always there to support our events. Have a happy birthday, all our very best wishes Drew.

October 2020 Band Tartan

The band is proud of the tartan it wears, the tartan was designed specifically for the City of Sheffield and no other band wears this tartan. From time to time we receive requests for the tartan, either for kilts or other items of clothing and wherever possible we like to assist. One such request was from Trevor Barker who wanted a piece of the tartan to have a scarf made. It was a pleasure to help and you look very elegant with it Trevor.

Just for information the colours of the tartan represent the following;

Grey – the steel of Sheffield, Red– the furnaces of the steel foundries, Black – the coalfields of South Yorkshire, Blue and Green – these are the nominated colours of Sheffield.

May 28th 2020 Band AGM

The band held its 2020 AGM on Thursday evening, May 28th using the Zoom meeting facility. This was a first for the band and it went really well. It was controlled very smoothly throughout by Brian our Chairman who has decided to stand down. We would all like to say thank you for his hard work and efforts whilst in the post. We look forward and are planning for the time we can meet and play together as a band.

AGM 2020

May 8th 2020 VE 75 Celebrations


Whilst all official events to celebrate the VE 75 Anniversary had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, the bands pipers and drummers took part in an international initiative to mark the occasion by playing The Battles O’er and the VE 75 anniversary tunes at 3pm. The pipers all played individually at different locations including, Sheffield, Doncaster, Gainsborough, Lincoln and Edinburgh.

It was a privilege for us to play and remember the sacrifices made by so many people during WW2. We look forward to the future when we can come together as a group to play and pay our respects as The City of Sheffield Pipe Band. Well done to everyone who took part.