Band blow away opposition

Members of Carnoustie and District pipe band who took part in the solo piping and drumming contest held at Brechin High School. They are, from left, back - Ciaran Kydd, Keiran Kettles, Adam Robertson and Mark Bertenshaw: front - Holly Ross, Daniel Devlin, Adam Robertson and Mark Donnachie.

Members of Carnoustie and District pipe band who took part in the solo piping and drumming contest held at Brechin High School. They are, from left, back - Ciaran Kydd, Keiran Kettles, Adam Robertson and Mark Bertenshaw: front - Holly Ross, Daniel Devlin, Adam Robertson and Mark Donnachie.

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CARNOUSTIE and District Pipe Band swept the board at a piping and drumming contest in Brechin last weekend.

The competition was organised by City of Brechin Pipe Band at Brechin High School on Saturday, when the band won 10 awards.

Pipe Major Ian Campbell said: “Saturday was a great day out for everyone at a very well organised event hosted by City of Brechin Pipe Band.

“The competitors from throughout the region and beyond, were all of an excellent standard which made for some great entertainment from a lot of young people.

“I am very proud of the achievements of our own young pipers and drummers. Some of these guys only just started playing pipes and drums a few years ago when the band was first created, and some have been playing for even less time.

“To see them all winning prizes in competition against other worthy competitors is fantastic, and they should be proud of themselves.

“This only goes to prove that they have the talent and are applying the required enthusiasm and dedication to their individual performances, with the hunger to win prizes.

“As Pipe Major, it’s also comforting to realise that we as a band are doing something right with our methods of teaching, as we are obviously getting the desired results.

“As always I would like to encourage anyone with an interest in piping or drumming to come along to one of our practices and join in the fun, and who knows, maybe one day soon you could find your own photo in the papers for all to see!”

Winners were: Under-13s chanter - 2, Ciaran Kydd, 3, Keiran Kettles; 18 years and under novice piping - 1, Daniel Devlin, 2 Mark Bertenshaw, 3, Mark Donnachie; Under-15s novice drumming - 6, Adam Robertson; 15 to 18 years novice drumming - 2, Dhugal Paterson; 18 years and under novice tenor drumming - 1, Dhugal Paterson, 4, Holly Ross; 18 years and under tenor drumming, 3, Dhugal Paterson.