Torphichen & Bathgate Pipe Band are excited to announce not 1 but 2 new appointments for the 2017 season. Following the recent recruitment drive, TBPB can now officially confirm the appointment of Amy Low as their new Pipe Major and Gordon Prescott as their Leading Drummer for the 2017 Season.
Amy is not a new face to the band having previously played with TBPB from 2012 - 2015. For the 2016 season Amy joined the Vale of Athol Pipe Band to further her playing in a grade 1 Band. Although this is Amy's first appointment as Pipe Major, Amy brings with her experience and expertise gained from her employment with Falkirk Council where she works on their Youth Music Initiative 'Traditional Project' teaching pipes. Amy is "looking forward to the winter preparations for what looks to be a very promising 2017 season for TBPB."
Gordon also has a wealth of experience which he brings with him as the bands new Leading Drummer. He has been a member of numerous drum corps and with them has won various drum corps titles in grades 3 & 4 including British, Scottish, European and World Champions. Throughout his 13 year drumming career, Gordon has also been Leading Drummer in a Military Pipes and Drums band as well as a drumming instructor at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. Gordon describes himself as "a young leading drummer but ambitious " and is looking forward to the season ahead with a promising drum corps and band.
The band would also like to take this opportunity to thank both lain MacPhee and Lorna Heggie for their hard work and commitment during the 2016 season as PM & LD respectively. Under their leadership they steered the band through a challenging season whilst creating a strong platform for Amy and Gordon to build upon in the upcoming season.
For those who are interested in joining TBPB, the band would invite any interested players, from either dicipline, to come along to one of the bands practice nights at Armadale High School to have a listen and speak to either Amy or Gordon to find out more about the exciting season ahead. For more information please contact us via Facebook or the contact page on the website.