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rejuvenate the blog

As the web sergeant has requested a post on the blog here goes:-

What is the difference between bagpipes and an onion?

Nobody cries when they cut up bagpipes.

How many pipers does it take to change a light bulb?

five, one to change it and four to criticise his fingering.

What is the difference between bagpipes and a trampoline?

You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline.

Over to you huffers and puffers.

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Ceilidh et al

The ceilidh is now over and the hangovers have almost been forgotten. The mighty Clamjamfrie were fantastic as always and the Glenleven Inn did use proud with a splendid buffet. Thanks to Kilbarchan Bowling Club for the use of their hall and bar staff. I think the consensus is that this was the best one so far.
Away from the social scene the members are working hard to perfect a new set of 6/8’s and a MAP set for competition next spring. Sounds from the adult learners and kids practice room are sounding really encouraging and the new practice regime put in place after the AGM seems to be bearing early fruit.
KPB.blog send best wishes to our drum tutor after his recent operation and hope he has a speedy recovery.
We move into December with 2 gigs on the calender, Erskine Hospital and the turning on of the Christmas tree lights both very special to the band. It’s always a pleasure to play at Erskine for the auld sodjers and the Village lights are a hoot. Go’n yirsel big George. Better get the fairy lights for my bass drone looked out. Cannae wait!

Arran Highland Games

The band attended the Arran Highland Games Sat 6th Aug, this is not a competition but a fun day out for KPB. A short trip by bus and boat saw us getting tuned up at Brodick harbour and then setting off on the none too arduous march to Ormodale Park. The band members played in 2 street marches and 2 massed band marches. The day was warm, chaotic and hugely enjoyable. The people of Arran made us very welcome and by the time we had to leave we were well impressed and hoping for an invite back next year