Work in progress

After the less than salubrious results and scathing comments of last season the leadership of the band have shown a determination to improve standards across the whole range of band activities. The tuiton has been tightened and focused, the learners now know what is expected. Playing members have not escaped the changes and a drive to perfect the basics is having a steady improvement on the sound of the band. No place for complacency thought as can be heard when older tunes are played and all the old habits come to the fore, sloppy embellishments, ragged rolls and a roundness to the tunes. There is still a lot of hard work to go before the start of the 2012 season of street performances and competitions but if it makes you better at something you love to do then that can’t be a bad thing.
The pipe section are getting to grips with technical problems on the instruments that should improve the consistency of the sound, make the PM’s job easier and make sure the pipers have no excuse for bad blowing.
The changes to the uniform will surprise some as it’s amazing the difference such small changes can make.
It’s March already so lets all get knuckled down and get practising.
Gourock in the rain this year? Cannae wait.

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