Pipers perform impressively in city competition

High School of Dundee pupils played their part as the skirl of the pipes enveloped Dundee city centre last weekend.

High School of Dundee Pipe Band. Photo: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media

The School’s Competition Pipe Band was one of 17 groups from across the country to take part in the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s Dundee City Competition in City Square on Sunday.

Playing in the Novice Juvenile B section, the band performed to a high standard, achieving 3rd place in the contest.

Director of Music, Lionel Steuart Fothringham, said, “I am very proud of the Pipe Band’s achievement in this competition. We were able to build on our experience of competing for the first time last year and improve our place in the rankings.

“The band is flourishing under the expert teaching of Mr Wilton and Mr Graham, and we have much to look forward to for the remainder of the season.”

The competition also saw three High School pupils compete with the Mackenzie Caledonian Grade 3 Pipe Band, a group mostly made up of adult musicians. In what was their debut competition, they achieved first place with the highest possible marks in all categories: a truly auspicious start!

In addition, further High School pupils, as well as Deputy Head Mrs Watson, competed with the City of St Andrews Pipe Band, which won the Grade 4B section.

Next up for the High School Pipe Band is the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley tomorrow (Saturday 18th May), followed by three further competitions over the summer, culminating in the World Championships in Glasgow in August.

Photograph: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media.