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Pipes and Drums

Reflecting the ceremonial tradition of Gordon's

A unique and famous feature of Gordon's is our 50 strong Pipes and Drums Band. The Pipes and Drums reflect the ceremonial tradition of Gordon's School, which has been established for over 100 years. The Pipes and Drums play not only for our nine annual ceremonial parades, but are also in high demand for fetes, charity dinners, balls and other events outside the school. The Pipes and Drums wear a form of military uniform incorporating the Gordon tartan, and the same uniform is worn by all students for ceremonial parades.

Our aspiration is to have a Band that is world renowned, a reason why some students might chose Gordon’s ahead of any other school. In the coming years we aim for the Band to tour overseas, to compete in regional, British (Scottish Schools annual gathering) and international competitions (World Championships in Glasgow), and form lasting links with UK and overseas schools that also have Pipes & Drums.

Please click here to see our Pipes and Drums Band perform at a School Parade
 

Senior Pipe Major: Mrs Iona Scotson - iscotson@gordons.school.

Student Leadership Team:

Drum Major: George Whiteman
Pipe Major: Ed Lee
Drum Sergeant: Michael Bradbury
Pipe Sergeant: Rory Cracroft
Pipe Corporal: Ollie Henderson

2018-2019 events

Sunday 16th September – LWF rehearsal 
Monday 17th September – Parents' Evening 
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September – Workshop 
Sunday 23rd September – Parade 
Friday 28th September - Chobham School Prom 
Thursday 11th October – Sixth Form Open Evening 
Sunday 14th October - Parade 
Sunday 28th October – LWF rehearsal 
Saturday 03rd November – Lest We Forget Concert 
Wednesday 07th November – Remembrance Concert 
Saturday 10th November – Concert for Peace 
Saturday 10th November – Red Hot Chilli Pipers gig 
Sunday 11th November – ‘Battle’s O’er’ - piper at Guildford Cathedral 
Sunday 11th November – Remembrance Parade 
Sunday 11th November – Chobham Remembrance Parade

Saturday 1st December – Camberley Christmas Parade 

Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th December – Carol Service 
Saturday 19th January 2019- Whitehall Parade 
Sunday 20th January 2019- Guildford Cathedral  

Saturday 26th January 2019 - GSPA Burns' Supper
Friday 8th February – Sunday 10th February – Robert Gordon’s College Pipe Band visit and workshop 
Sunday 10th February 2019 - Parade  
Sunday 24th March 2019- Parade & Chapel Service 
Thursday 2nd May 2019 – Pipes and Drums fundraiser 

Saturday 18th May – Holy Trinity May Fayre 
Saturday 20th May - Saturday 27th May – Pipes and Drums residential trip - TBC 
Saturday 8th June 2019- Patron's Parade and Fun Day 
Saturday 29th June 2019- Annual Parade