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Colchester & District Pipes & Drums were formed in early January 2010 and are the most dynamic pipe band in the UK, already boasting a membership of almost 30 members. We believe our success is due to our high profile and friendly attitude of the band.
The band Tartan is the Scotland registered “Colchester & District Tartan” designed by the band, adapting the colour scheme and Logo from Colchester town’s own Coat of Arms. The Cap, Kilt and Plaid badges are all modelled on the Colchester Castle .
Under Pipe Major Paul Young the Band performs pipe music in the traditional way and also cleverly blended and enhanced by dramatic pre recorded backings. This unique combination is infectious, unforgettable and promotes audience participation.
Apart from about 50 local events every year Colchester & District Pipes & Drums have played at prestigious events including for Her Majesty the Queen at the renaming of the new QE3, before Prince Charles at the Cenotaph for the war widows, before Queen Beatrix at the Netherlands Remembrance Day, the garden party for the Lord High Sherriff of Essex and the amazing international military tattoos and festivals at
Sulmona Geostra Festival Italy,Bergamo Pipe Festival, Liechtenstein Tattoo, Voorthuizen International Tatto Holland , Ysted International Tatto Sweden , Birmingham International Tattoo England
to name but a few
Hire The Band
Colchester & District Pipes & Drums is available as a:
Full pipes and drums band in all its finery
Mini band 4 to 6 pipers and 2 or 3 drummers
Scottish Ceilidh Band with Disco
The band are equipt with the No1 Uniform (military style) to perfom in International Tattoos.
if your looking for bagpipes you can hire the band to come and play at your party, function or corporate event. Choose your own favourite pieces of music, or let us compile a programme from our extensive repertoire of traditional and modern music tailored to perfectly suit any occasion