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HSD Celebrates its World Champions!
23rd September 2022
The High School of Dundee has been paying tribute to its World Championship winning Pipe Band!
In recognition of the amazing achievement of the Band in winning the Novice Juvenile B title, and the drum corps being crowned Champions of Champions, at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow just before the end of the summer holidays, a special reception was held for the band members and their parents.
The event saw Rector Lise Hudson congratulate the pipers and drummers, and present them with champion ties for international recognition and inscribed glasses in honour of their success.
Mrs Hudson also paid tribute to Pipe Major David Wilton, Drum Sergeant Steven Graham and Piping Instructor Jim Semple, thanking them for their hard work and efforts in helping the pupils to hit the heights not only in Glasgow, but throughout a season that also saw the Band crowned British Champions and European Champions.
Mr Wilton also spoke of his pride at the development of the Pipe Band and thanked the parents for their ongoing support, before Director of Music Lionel Steuart Fothringham also shared his congratulations.
In addition, the event saw the announcement of Alastair Leonard as Pupil Pipe Major and Emily Hough as Lead Drummer of the HSD Competition Pipe Band. Meanwhile, Jan van der Kuyl takes on the newly created role of Pipe Sergeant, with Rohan Seenarine stepping into the role of Lead Drummer with the newly formed HSD Development Pipe Band, with both Jan and Rohan having particular responsibility for supporting its growth.
And what better way was there to mark the occasion, than for the Pipe Band to perform for parents, pupils and staff in the playground at the end of the school day!
Rector Lise Hudson said, “It was an absolute honour to be able to celebrate the Band’s success with the wider Pipe Band Family – the pupils, the instructors, the parents. We are so proud of our World Champions!
“It was a just reward for so much hard work and commitment from all those involved, and I can’t wait to watch the Pipe Band continue to grow and develop in the months and years ahead, inspired by this landmark and richly deserved victory.”
And if you haven't seen the Band's world title winning performance from Glasgow Green, here it is!...