Tunes list for the Napier RSA Piping & Drumming Live event [tune number in brackets]
Flower of Scotland 
Loch Lomond, Blue Bells of Scotland, Bonnie Lass of Fyvie O
The Skye Boat Song & Maori Canoe Song [5 & 10]
Mahri’s Wedding, The High Road to Gairloch, Teribus & Chorriechollies Welcome [203-206] (drummers to start this)
The Rose of Allendale & Ailsa Craig [419 & 420]
PM JK Cairns, My Land and Colin’s Cattle (retreat marches) [303-305]
Hector the Hero (Solo: Kerry) 
The Sands of Kuwait
Erin Shore (Solo: Morgan) 
Hundred Pipers and Bonnie Dundee (drummers to start this) [504 & 505]
A Love Song For Deborah Anne (Solo: Kerry) 
Highland Cathedral (Solo: Cameron) 
The Dawning of The Day and La Boum (Solo: Hugh) [405 & 406]
Swing of the Kilt (Solo: Kerry, Cameron, Morgan, Heath, Liam) 
Amazing Grace (Solo: Morgan) 
Scotland the Brave 
The Green Hills of Tyrol & When the Battle’s O’er [301/302]
Once again the band was out and about on New Year’s Eve in what has become something of a tradition for our members. The first parade at Kennedy Park is always popular with children following the band as march around the holiday park. Our visits to the clubs are always an opportunity to pass the buckets around as this is one of our important fund raising activities for the year. Its interesting to see the numbers in the clubs changing over the years and our collectors have commented that fewer people are carrying cash these days.
The finale on the parade with the crowd that gathers enjoying our music is something we look forward to. Marching away with a big crowd behind us is always a great way to end the evening.
Once again the band was out and about on Anzac Day. Pipers and drummers participated in the dawn services in Napier and Taradale and then the band lead the parade through Taradale to the clock tower where two pipers played the lament. Hugh, Richard and Geoff then went into Napier to be part of the morning service there while the rest of the band went down to Waipawa where we lead the service men and women to the clock tower on the main road. Then it was back to Taradale to play for the people enjoying the fellowship at the RSA.
This coming weekend (Sat 28 and Sun 29 Nov) is a busy one. Starting on Saturday the contest group is meeting at the band rooms for a practice at 10.30 and then the band is meeting at 12.30 at the Sound Shell. We will be leading the Napier Christmas Parade which will travel down to Clive Square after which at 1.30pm we’ll be playing at Clive Square. Saturday night we are staging a concert at the Napier RSA starting at 6pm so we’ll meet at 5.15 at the RSA. Those wanting to stay on for a meal afterwards need to let Ken know so he can book us in.
Sunday is the St Andrews Day church parade at Tamatea Community Church – meet in the car park over the road at 9.30.
Then on Monday the business continues. We’ve been asked to provide some pipers to play at the Masonic Village, Taradale on Monday 30 Nov (St Andrews Day) at 11am and on Monday night we are at the RSA for the St Andrews Day ceilidh. Meet at 7pm standard band uniform. We’ll mix practice with the items we have to play.