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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 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.
 

 

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

Student Leadership Team:

Drum Major: R Roberts
Pipe Major: M Carter
Drum Sergeant: E Bailey
Pipe Sergeant: I Shepheard
Pipe Corporal: H Gordon
Drum Corporal: W Perera
Lead - Tenor and Bass: E Scarlett

2021-2022 events
Date Event
9th September Dine Out in London
12th September Greeting motorcyclists taking part in the ride from John of Groats to Land’s End in aid for Help for Heroes at Brookwood Military Cemetery
19th September Parade
26th September Greeting the Archbishop of Canterbury
3rd October RSPBA London and South competition
17th October Harvest Parade
19th October Surrey Police Pass Off Parade
13th November Aldershot Town FC V Grimsby Remembrance Match
13th November Dame Vera Lynn Concert
14th November Remembrance Parade
14th November Chobham Remembrance Parade
22nd January Whitehall Parade
23rd January Guildford Cathedral
5th-6th February Menin Gate
23rd February Surrey Police Pass Off Parade
27th February Parade
12th-13th March Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships
27th March Parade
20th May Evening entertainment at Queenwood Golf Club
11th June Patron’s Parade
29th June Surrey Police Pass Off Parade
2nd July Annual Parade
3rd-10th July Tuscany Trip
29th-31st July Scottish Championships in Dumbarton
11th-14th August World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green