Page updated 3rd Dec. 2018.
Every year the Band enjoys a full calendar of events, and 2018 was no exception.
Sat. 24th Feb. Cheltenham Scottish Society Annual dance, 4 Pipers required
meet at 6pm at the Pittville School, Albert Road GL52 3JD. The 4 pipers are William, Tom, Bill and Dominic with Alan in reserve. Completed with 4 pipers.
Saturday April 21st Quedgeley Community Centre 7pm start . Lone Piper (William Haggie) required to play lament during the Act of Remembrance towards the end. Completed.
Sunday 22nd April Hereford St George's Day parade. March starts at 1.25pm beside Castle Green where there will be parking. Post Code HR1 2NW. We are only required at the moment to march from Castle Green to Hereford Cathedral, timings 1.25pm til 1.50pm. There is a service in the Cathedral starting at 2pm that you may attend, apparently there is a Weeping Poppy display that will attract a lot of visitors. Completed with 14 pipers and 2 drummers, thanks for the support.
Saturday May 19th Royal Wootton Basset Carnival Procession start time 4.30pm. Band need to be in line up by 4pm already tuned and ready to go. Parking has been arranged at The Prince of Wales pub in RWB Post Code SN4 7HT. Please arrive by 3.15pm to allow tuning up and the walk to the start for 4pm. Completed with 8 pipers and 1 drummer. Gerry D; John R; Bill G; George M; Pam T; Carol V; Robert C; John S; Andy (from Bristol). Thanks to the 2 stalwarts from Bristol.
Monday May 28th Pershore carnival. Start at the Pershore Football Ground, King George's Way Post Code WR10 1QU. Start is scheduled for 1pm please arrive by 12.15pm to allow for tuning etc. Now we have parking available at the Football Ground. We are not required to play in the arena afterwards. Completed with 11 pipers and 2 drummers thanks to all for the effort.
Sunday June 10th Bishops Cleeve Street Fair. March Starts at 11.45am; shortish march then we have a static display at 1pm at the Tithe Barn. Parking and tuning up will take place at the rear of the Tithe Barn Cheltenham Road Post Code GL52 8GD. Please arrive for no later than 11am as we also have a short walk from the Tithe Barn to the start for 11.45am. We also have a room at our disposal in the Tithe Barn. Ask for Peter Richmond if you have any problems parking at the Tithe Barn explain to the steward if asked that you are a band member. Completed with 11 pipers and 3 Drummers, well done on the turnout.
Saturday June 30th Pershore Armed forces day Starting at the Abbey Car park approx 4.45pm and then short march to The Angel Hotel arriving at approx. 5pm. At the hotel we are required to march into the Arena and give a static display at approx 5.30pm. Prior to our display a Lone Piper is required to play a Lament during the short service between 5.15pm and 5.30pm P/M William Haggie to play. After our display we have been promised a free Pig Roast. Now there is a possible requirement for a 2nd static Display but that has been declined as it starts at approx 7.45pm but it is open to volunteers??? Also a Lone Piper is required for 10pm Bill Gibson has volunteered. Parking will be at the Angel Hotel Post Code WR10 1AF. I would suggest arriving for 3 to 3.15pm as we have to tune up and then walk to the start for around 4pm. Completed with 12 pipers and 3 drummers thanks to all for their efforts but particularly our 4 muskateers from Bristol, thanks again James a hot day but we all enjoyed a cold drink and a pig roast afterwards.
Sunday 1st July Centenary Tournament Quedgeley. One piper required, Dominic will be the piper. Completed.
Sat. 1st Sept. Gloucester Day Parade. Parade starts at 2pm in Constitution Walk Post Code GL1 1TH beside the Conservative Club. Band has also been requested to play a short session in Kings Square at 1pm Post code GL1 1RP. Please arrive at Kings Square for 12.30pm to allow for tuning up etc. we have to arrange our own car parking but a few car parks close at hand, you should have received an email showing where the nearby Car Parks can be located. Completed with 11pipers and 3 Drummers thanks to Bristol for swelling out our ranks we have been invited back for next year.
Weekend 7th 8th and 9th Sept. Bideford Massed Pipes and Drums. You can view their website by selecting the link below. Completed with 4 pipers.
Sun. 11th November Stow in the Wold Remembrance day parade. For this year only as it is the 100th Anniversary new arrangements in place. No parking at the BL club, parking is at the car park of the The Unicorn Hotel, the car park is on the opposite side of the road (main road running through Stow, the A429 ) from the Hotel ; Post Code GL54 1HQ. I will attach a map to a future email. Tuning up storing of kit etc will be in the Church Rooms, access to these rooms is gained by crossing over the road from the car park to the hotel and walking (short distance) along an alleyway. Rooms will be opened from 9.30am; tea and coffee available. March off will be at 10.30am as normal from the square. Waiting for new instructions for our playing in the hall after the march. Completed with 9 pipers and 3 Drummers.
Sunday 11th Nov Battle's Over- A nation's tribute at 11 am Venue Gloucester Cathedral. A lone Piper Alan McClymont required probably for 6am. Completed
Edinburgh Pipefest - 7th and 8th August
The Band playing at the Dover's Olympiks in 2007.