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North West Section

The North West Section has now been mothballed due to lack of support from member bands. (See below the minutes of our final AGM held on 4th December 2022).

All bands in this section are now part of the North England branch and should refer any further correspondence to the Officers and committee members in the North East section shown here.

NW Section AGM 4th Dec 2022.
North East Section
Mr Les Chadwick

Tel: 07801 023230
Mr Malcolm DD Robertson

Tel: 07940 358704
Mr Kevin Reilly

Tel: 0191 512 0650
Mob: 07931 322114

Mr Colin Smith

Music Board
(and Magazine)

Mrs Anne Bonner
(Minute Secretary)
Mr Lez Parsons
Tel: 07817 439408
Mr Arthur Middleton
Mr Frank Bonner
Chris Eyre

The Scots Guards Association (Manchester) Pipes and Drums is currently looking to recruit some more pipers to strengthen their pipe corps. The band has come through the pandemic very well and is presently in the middle of a busy and successful season which has included performing once again at last year's Buxton Tattoo. They have a thriving drum corps but have in recent years lost a few pipers which they would like to replace.

The band rehearses every Thursday evening at
The Armoury, Cavendish St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SF
(home to the 247 (Ashton-under-Lyne) Sqn - Air Cadets).

Any interested piper, please contact the Pipe Major, Jim Gray, on skeandhu1@btinternet.com

Since April 2020 Ian Kirkland has been developing a very valuable teaching resource for pipe band snare drummers, ie. detailed breakdowns of:

- Essential Rudiments
- RSPBA Prescribed Tunes
- Alex Duthart Fanfares (1957, 1966, 1972)
- Alex Duthart Book 1 Rudiments
- Alex Duthart Book 1 Scores
- Alex Duthart Book 2 Scores

They are available on his YouTube channel at this address:

The 'Compact' Super XTS pipe band snare drum

Having developed the Super XTS pipe band snare drum,
our designers at Flint Percussion decided to produce a 7" deep version.
We were a little surprised at just how bright this drum was and decided to give it a road test.
In this short video, John Beverland demonstrates how this drum can sound.
Even though this is the shorter version, John has expressed his wish to play this drum in solo competition.
This drum is also incredibly lightweight at just 3.5kg.

For more details visit the Flint Percussion website.

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