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Napier RSA 28 January

Tunes list for the Napier RSA Piping & Drumming Live event [tune number in brackets]

Flower of Scotland [7]
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) [21]
The Sands of Kuwait
Erin Shore (Solo: Morgan) [19]
Hundred Pipers and Bonnie Dundee (drummers to start this) [504 & 505]
A Love Song For Deborah Anne (Solo: Kerry) [12]
Highland Cathedral (Solo: Cameron) [31]
The Dawning of The Day and La Boum (Solo: Hugh) [405 & 406]
Swing of the Kilt (Solo: Kerry, Cameron, Morgan, Heath, Liam) [212]
Amazing Grace (Solo: Morgan) [1]
Scotland the Brave [407]
The Green Hills of Tyrol & When the Battle’s O’er [301/302]

New Years Eve 2017

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.

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Anzac Day 2016

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.

 

Tuning at Waipawa
Tuning at Waipawa

Waiting for the parade to start
Waiting for the parade to start

Stepping off from the Waipawa Town Hall
Stepping off from the Waipawa Town Hall

At Waipawa
At Waipawa

The Waipawa cennotaph
The Waipawa cennotaph

Leading the veterans
Leading the veterans

On parade at Waipawa
On parade at Waipawa

Veterans on parade
Veterans on parade

Taking a break between parades
Taking a break between parades

New Year’s Eve 2015

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New Year's Eve 2015 - At Kennedy Park
Starting at Kennedy Park

New Year's Eve 2015 - At Kennedy Park
First call Kennedy Park

New Year's Eve 2015 - At Kennedy Park
The campers following the band at Kennedy Park

New Year's Eve 2015
Kensington Village

New Year's Eve 2015 -Taradale Club
The Taradale Club

New Year's Eve 2015
The Taradale RSA

New Year's Eve 2015
On the road

New Year's Eve 2015
Taking a break

New Year's Eve 2015
Relaxing at the Taradale RSA

On a Mission at the Mission New Year's Eve 2015
Our President, Harry at the Mission

the Mission New Year's Eve 2015
On a Mission at the Mission New Year’s Eve 2015

New Year's Eve 2015
At the Napier RSA

New Year's Eve 2015
Fireworks on Marine Parade

New Year's Eve 2015
Playing on Napier’s Marine Parade

New Year's Eve 2015 - On Marine Parade, Napier
Marine Parade, Napier

Update #42

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.

Kerry