It would be too easy to say that the end of season party always gets out of hand. We honestly try every year to add a bit of gravitas and decorum, even going to the extent of inviting church elders, Session Clerks, youth leaders, teachers, wives, Scouts and even a Basset hound to keep it ‘grown up’ but still, as predictable as winter, it gets messy. Continue reading The End of Season Takeaway
The season ended for us on the 19th of August in Rothesay and we embarked on the dark ‘closed season’ when souls are searched and decisions are taken that will shape the following year. Since then we have been busy on the rudiments of piping, drumming and partying. Continue reading Changing Seasons
Even on days with no competitions I’m up early. Saturday morning finds me outside Pipe Band HQ, not quite sober from last night’s exertions and trying to focus on the man who is delivering our pig. Continue reading Alas! Poor Wilbur.
Why is it always assumed I want to put up tents?
I’m here anyway putting up the Event Shelter and it all goes surprisingly smoothly until we decide (Isy decides) we need the wee gazebo over the decking. This isn’t one of your Pop-up, 30 second, shazaam, it’s done, jobs. An erection manual is required, very much required, as are four people to hold things and a supervisor. The whole thing is guyed down and secured using unpickable knots and we discover that the party is inside the pub anyway. Continue reading 2015 Barbeque
The day starts at 3pm, not 4 as most of you think. The Event Shelter won’t put itself up, although it would probably make a better job of it if it did, so four of us did a merry Quadrille carrying poles and pegs and bits and bobs. Then we had to sweep it out and fit the furniture, then position the Bouncy Castle and an endless list of gazebo erection and smelly candle installation. The Annual End of Season Barbeque has, after a few years wandering about car parks and peoples back doors, settled into the Glenleven Inn. Continue reading 2014 BBQ. Hey Sheila, throw another burger on the ground!
The bandsmen and women put the 2011 season to bed in fine form with a BBQ and social evening in the Glenleven Inn, Kilbarchan. The pub provided a slap up meal for all who attended. The bouncy castle was a huge success with the adults and the children who braved the bouncing mayhem. Well done to the Self Appointed Social Committee for the 2011 Awards ceremony (I can see this becoming a tradition) and to all who entertained us with their singing. We just need the lead tip to workout how to get the photos to the Websergeant and we can all laugh at the PM in his hula skirt. Thanks to all the band supporters who turned out to eat fantastic food and get drunk (It’s a hard job following a pipe band). The night finished with KPB singing Calum Kennedy in 3 part harmony.
The beer bottles are hardly away and work has begun on the tunes for next year. The Autumn quiz and the ceilidh hove into view and details will be posted here as soon as Derek gives me the info or writes a post on here himself. Cannae wait!