Skip to content ↓

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 and Drums.

Please click here to see our Pipes and Drums Band perform at a School Parade. Below is a video of them taking part in the Last Post Association Remembrance Service at Menin Gate, Ypres.


You have not allowed cookies and this content may contain cookies.

If you would like to view this content please


Senior Pipe Major: Mrs Iona Scotson -

Student Leadership Team:

Drum Major: R Roberts
Pipe Major: O Carter
Drum Sergeant: M Bradbury
Pipe Sergeant: I Shepheard
Pipe Corporal: L Massie
Drum Corporal: E Bailey
Lead - Tenor and Bass: E Scarlett

2019-2020 events

Saturday 21st September 2019 – Tisbury Carnival
Sunday 22nd September – Parade
Thursday 10th October – Sixth Form Open Evening
Thursday 17th October – Sixth Form Open Evening
Sunday 20th October – Harvest Parade
Friday 17th October – 22 Year Dine Out Army Training Centre Pirbright
Thursday 31st October – Cannon Street Station London Poppy Day Appeal
Sunday 3rd November – Brookwood Last Post
Sunday 10th November – Remembrance Parade
Sunday 10th November – Chobham Remembrance Parade
Monday 11th November – Windlesham Field of Remembrance
Sunday 17th November – Independent Schools' Piping Competition
Sunday 30th November – Camberley Christmas Parade
Sunday 1st December – Brookwood Last Post
Saturday 18th January 2020 – Whitehall
Sunday 19th January – Guildford Cathedral
Sunday 2nd February - Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate
Sunday 9th February – Parade
Wednesday 12th to Thursday 13th February – AFC Harrogate Graduation Parade
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th March – Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships
Wednesday 11th March – Brinsworth House Royal Variety Charity
Sunday 22nd March – Parade
Saturday 2nd May – Lightwater Fete
Saturday 6th June – Patron’s Parade
Saturday 27th June - VE and VJ Day 75th Anniversary - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Wednesday 1st July – Summer Arts
Saturday 4th July – Annual Parade and Big Blaw