News Update

We have had a very busy time since the last update. We played in the Derby St Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday 12th March and had a great day. It was a great parade as usual and we really enjoyed marching through the central streets of Derby. Sunday the 13th March was the Birmingham St Patrick’s Day Parade. We have the privilege of leading the parade around the streets of Digbeth. This year we marched and played arounder the streets in front of a crowd estimated to number 65,000. It all went really well and all the practice and effort the band put into the tunes and marching certainly paid off with a great sound and good ranks all the way round.

Start of the Derby Parade

Start of the Derby Parade

Playing outside Derby Council House.

Playing outside Derby Council House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the start of the parade St Patrick was asked to present ‘Leading Tip’ Ian Grant with the Pipe Major Frank Brennan Shield. This is a beautiful shield that is presented annually to a member of the band that has really helped to move things on or helped the band in a special way. Ian took over running the drum corps id September 2015 and has made a big impact on how the drum corps practice and sound.

Ian Grant with The Pipe Major Frank Brennen Shield

Ian Grant with The Pipe Major Frank Brennan Shield

 

Marching down Digbeth High Street

Marching down Digbeth High Street

 

If you would like to contact the band to play at any event or if you would like to come along and learn either the pipes or drums please contact:

T: Maurice on 0121 313 3660

M: Maurice on 07967 376891

E: bill.bipd@hotmail.com

 

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