BAND NEWS

HK's Andrew Yu 2014 All-England Champion

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From a field of about 40 pipers our very own HKPB member Andrew Yu takes the top honours at the All-England Championships in the UK on the 20 Jul 2014. Andrew took the Championship with impressive performances, taking first place in the Piobaireach, 6/8 March and second in the Air & Jig and March, Strathspey & Reel. Congratulations from all the band members for his outstanding performance and we look forward to him returning to our ranks to inspire us further.

Andrew even made the front cover of Piping World and to see the full report click the Piping World magazine image.

Band Recent Events

The band has been busy supporting a number of high profile events through the Asia region. This includes a Whiskey Launch in Macau, events at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Hong Kong and the Ballantine's Open Golf Championships in South Korea. These high profile events underline our commitment to being the premier Scottish Pipe Band in the Asia region. Indeed this aim has just been emphasised by us winning the Singapore championships and being upgraded to be the highest graded band in Hong Kong.

Singapore Championship - Band Win Championships

In June 2013 the band competed in the Singapore & Southeast ASIAN Pipe Band Championships. The competition was a huge success for the band with us winning the Grade 4 Championship's and taking home a number of individual prizes as well. We have now been upgraded to Grade 3 making the band the highest grade band in Hong Kong.

Band Publicity Flyer

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The Hong Kong Pipe Band was formed in 1982.  The band welcomes into its ranks pipers and drummers who are living in Hong Kong. Current and past members of the band include pipers and drummers originally from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Canada, USA, New Zealand, South Africa and Hong Kong itself.  Many of the band members have previously played in a variety of bands, including top competition civilian pipe bands, military (regular & reserve) pipe bands, police pipe bands, fire brigade pipe bands and similar.

Winners of the 2013 Singapore & Southeast ASIAN Pipe Band Championships and the highest graded band in Hong Kong, you can be assured of a great performance.  For more details please read the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club article in its September edition of its magazine Ahoy (click here).

The band now has at least 26 players, the largest civilian band in Hong Kong.

The HK Pipe Band is available for hire as a complete entity, or alternatively can provide individual pipers/drummers for functions such as Burns' Suppers, St. Andrew's Day functions and Hogmanay throughout the South-East Asia region.

 

Band tartan is the modern MacLean of Duart:

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