Pipers and drummers do well in competitions

MEMBERS of the Carnoustie and District Pipe Band excelled in solo competitions at the Vale of Atholl Junior Contest, held in Pitlochry at the end of January.

Result of the day came in the Novice Drumming competition which was won by band member Kerrie Devlin, against a tough field.

Band members also picked up prizes in the drumming on the pad section – a class for beginner drummers – where Khalid Bjeirmi was fifth in the under-12 years class, with Ashleigh Roberts taking second and Adam Kleppang third in the 12 to 18 years section.

Band members were also successful in the chanter classes, the competition for learner pipers. Kerr Munro came second and Mark Bertenshaw was fourth in a large section.

The band members are now gearing up for a busy year ahead and look forward to taking part in the Tartan Day celebrations in April and the Gala Day in June as part of their hectic schedule.

As well as this, the band also aims to boost its standing by taking part in a number of competitions throughout the year, including a visit to the World Championships in Glasgow in August.

The band is always on the look-out for new pipers and drummers, whether learners or experienced players, and is keen for anyone interested to come along.

Popular lessons are held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at Burnside Primary School, and the full pipe band meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Newton Panbride Church Hall.

Alternatively, anyone interested can contact band secretary Andrew Brown on 01241 410284.