The sound of the pipes and drums are the most recognizable and indispensable sounds of any highland games and central to Fair Hill, particularly when the bands gather for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Not only does this “massed bands” produce a stirring sound but is a wonderful spectacle of tartan and banners. In the afternoon the bands compete against one another in graded competitions. Solo piping and drumming competitions take place in the morning, with competitors, from beginners to professional level, competing for magnificent trophies and displaying the results of many hours of tuition and practice.
The pipes have been used to call the Scots together for centuries to celebrate, to mourn and to gather for war. We will gather to enjoy each other’s company and the music.Download the Piping & Drumming Form
Entries must be postmarked no later than May 2, 2018