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Nov Piping & Drumming Live

Monday 6 November
Piping & Drumming Live, Taradale RSA
Come along to our pipe band night at the Taradale RSA on Monday 6  November for more of our traditional and new music.  Bar meals are available from 5.30pm with the Band playing from 7.15pm.  There’s no charge but we will have a raffle

Opening:

  • Flower of Scotland
  • Ellan Vannin
  • The Green Hills of Tyrol & When the Battle’s O’er
  • Maori Canoe Song
  • Mahri’s Wedding, The High Road to Gairloch, Teribus & Chorriechollies Welcome
  • The Rose of Allendale & Ailsa Craig

Items:

  • Hugh Harrison
  • Ken McLoughlin
  • Senior members – Richard Jason Ken Hugh
  • Morgan Awatere-Madden
  • Morgan, Liam, Heath and Conrad
  • Atholl & Breadalbane Gathering
  • PM JK Cairns, My Land and Colin’s Cattle

‘Senior’ Band Items:

  • Hector the Hero
  • My Home and The Skye Boat Song
  • Erin Shore
  • Hundred Pipers and Bonnie Dundee
  • A Love Song For Deborah Anne

Closing:

  • Highland Cathedral
  • The Dawning of The Day and La Boum
  • Swing of the Kilt
  • Amazing Grace
  • Scotland the Brave

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

Updates 4 5 and 6

What is to be said about Art Deco weekend? The band did a superb job and you should all feel pleased with what you achieved. Thanks to Kurt, Ken, Robert, Richard, Hugh, Penny1 and Cameron for playing at various events. Our participation in the vintage car parade continues to be a highlight for the very big crowds that watch it. I hope you have all received positive feedback from people who enjoyed our music. Thanks also to the team that turned out Sunday morning for the Vintage Car Club’s event at Meeanee. From St Paul’s “A very big THANK YOU to the band from our stall on Saturday. It certainly is a highlight when the band arrives with lovely music. The weather and heat was lovely for all but the band in their uniforms but the crowd certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves. I heard lovely comments about the band concert in the afternoon.”

On Saturday 27th we met at the Sound Shell in the vicinity of the colonnade to tune up for our free concert. The Band then played at 12noon featuring a programme of tunes reflective of our heritage plus some new compositions. Many family and friends were there along with our supporters and others. Well done everyone it was a good venue (although it was a bit hot). The Sound Shell has good acoustics so perhaps we can play there again.

Coming up we’ve got the Taradale RSA Concert – Monday 7 March – band to meet at 6.30 as usual to prepare

Some preliminary information about the Navy Charter Parade Saturday 19 March. The venue is Sound Shell, by Veronica Bell. We’ll meet at 1015 to tune. The official ceremony is at 1100 and is followed by the march down Emerson St to Clive Sq with officers and ships company

Sound Shell Concert: Its Mission Concert so we might get a few extra people watching us.

New Year’s Eve 2015

Watch “Napier Pipe Band New Year’s Eve 2015” on YouTube

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