For the 2nd year running, the Redlands Sporting Club Pipe Band held its annual competition on 6 May at the Redlands Cricket Club Ground.
We had a great turnout with bands coming from as far away as Toowoomba and Warwick. Our youngest competitor was an 8 year old from Scots College in Warwick, which is great to see the younger generation taking up the pipes. The weather was perfect and the Cricket Club did a fantastic job hosting us. A special thanks to all the ground staff, kitchen helpers and all others who helped make the event a success. We couldn’t have done it without all your help. Deputy Mayor of Redland City, Cr Wendy Boglary provided the opening address along with President of the Redlands Sporting Club, Don Seccombe.
For the first time this year we also had a strong man competition run. This consisted of big hairy men in kilts carrying and throwing stones and rocks in various configurations. It was great to see and attracted a good crowd. There was also highland dancers from the Jill Dobbs School of Dancing perform a highland dancing display.
As a result of the competition we have a new piper join us. It is someone who used to play the pipes and decided to get back into them.
We’ve also had a number of inquiries of people wanting to learn. It is great to see we’re attracting more people from the local community into the Redlands Sporting Club family.
We provide free lessons for bagpiping and drumming so if anyone is interested please contact me.
Alastair Campbell (secretary)
Ph: 0434 600 162
Queensland Police Youth Pipe Band