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40th anniversary dinner

Friday 4th May saw the band gather with members past and present, guests, friends and supporters to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a black tie event at the Hilcroft Hotel in Whitburn. We had a great night which started with Ali Scougall piping in the top table before being treated to a number of fantastic speeches beginning with local MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop. We were all thoroughly entertained by Fiona’s speech and I think everybody was impressed by Fiona’s in depth knowledge of both the Boghall and Bathgate organisation and the pipe band world in general. It’s good to know our culture is being well looked after at the top!

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Posted by Robbert van Gorp on 05/04 at 07:48 PM in Permalink

April Concert

Saturday 21st April saw all three bands take to the stage at Bathgate Academy for a pre-season concert. The Grade 1 band have been practicing extremely hard to ensure they are 100% ready for the competition season ahead and whilst they have an extensive new repertoire, they largely kept their powder dry for the Forte Concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in August later this year. As a result, the primary focus of this concert was the organisation’s two Juvenile bands.

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Posted by Robbert van Gorp on 04/25 at 10:03 PM in Permalink

Aussie Championships

The 2012 Australian Pipe Band Championships were held in Ballarat, 70 miles north-west of Melbourne over the weekend of Friday 6th – Sunday 8th April. The Championships are held on a biannual basis and as such this was the first opportunity for Boghall drummer Olav Goud to lead his City of Adelaide drum corps at a National Championship since moving to Australia in early 2011. Again we had a good overall representation of our Southern Hemisphere contingent with Scott Birrell (sporting an excellent moustache) also competing with Olav’s corps and Liam Kernaghan competing with the University of Ballarat.

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Posted by Robbert van Gorp on 04/08 at 10:10 PM in Permalink

Scottish Championships Draw

With the contest season now fast approaching the draw for the first major championships, the Scottish Championships at Dumbarton, has now been made.

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Posted by Robbert van Gorp on 04/03 at 10:08 PM in Permalink

Lothian and Borders Solo and Mini Band contest 2012

The 2012 competition season got underway on the 24th of March with the annual Lothian and Borders Solo and Mini Band contest which was held at The James Young High School in Livingston for the first time.

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Posted by Robbert van Gorp on 03/24 at 10:13 PM in Permalink

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