Pipe Major

1914 – 2022

The band held its first formal performance at the Montgomery Hall, Sheffield in 1914 and we have had many Pipe Majors since then. The very first was William McKenzie who formed the band with the support of George Urquhart. As we move through 2022 the band has a new Pipe Major, David Barnard. David is an experienced musician and Pipe Major who has recently returned home to Sheffield after several years performing and lecturing in the Southern Hemisphere. David will lead the band forward into an exciting musical and artistic phase whilst building up the piping and drumming corps musicianship and ensemble skills. We must express our great thanks to Terry Walters our previous Pipe Major, his leadership and focus upon developing musicians within the band will provide a solid foundation for David Barnard to implement his vision for the future.

Pipe Major William McKenzie with the band in February 1914

First performance in Sheffield 1914