Band Programme For Year 1999





Sun. 11th April Crathes Castle Start of the season. 1st performance went well. As usual, well looked after with tea and sandwiches between performances. Rain stopped play during the 2nd half. Crowd appreciative. No
Sat. 29th May Insch Gala Baptism of rain for some of the new players. Cold and wet. A shame for the organisers. Played through the town and played a few times on the park and senior players at the old folk's home.. No
[HOLD] June Fraserburgh Car Rally Cold and blustery.Joined by some Faithley and Buckie Band players. Played through the town to the site, then inside the community centre when the rain came on. No
Sat. 26th June St Combs Gala Blowy, but bright. Friendly crowds and some weel kent faces. Joined by some of Faithley Band. Led the Gala Queen parade into the park and played on site. Yes. Click to see.
Sun. 4th July Fyvie Gala Beautiful weather, a fine sight and good turnout. Well organised with an interesting variety of events. Played a few times in the park. Pipes going well. Yes. Click to see.
Sat. 31st July Fraserburgh Fish Festival Another fine day. Played thro' the town and then a few times outside the fish shed. A good turnout by the public. Pipes sounded well. No
Sun. 8th Aug. Fetterangus Gala Played down the street and into the park. Local turnout, small, but friendly. Learnt to march with the show horses in a tussocky field! Organisers kept us well fed and watered. Yes. Click to see.
Sat. 14th Aug. Aberchirder Flower Show (Foggie) Started damp but kept warm and dry. Usual crowds and magnificent display of produce in the show marquee. Played into the park at the start of the show, then senior players at the old folk's home. Back for our tea, then after (compulsory) visit to bowling club bar formed up to play the parade of floats up the main street and around the town and back into the showground. A gruelling slog especially for the youngsters. Yes. Click to see.
Sun 15th Aug. Lions' Charity Day, Blythwood Old Folk's Home, Inverurie A fine warm day.Organisers had sited the performing platformin the grassy area, a natural arena. Sudden torrential rain stopped our performance, but plenty of tea and sticky buns afterwards Yes. Click to see.
Sat 24th Aug. Rhynie Gala Fine day. Good performance. Group photo's taken. Yes. Click to see.
Sun. 12th Sept Sponsored walk up Bennachie 14 pipers and 8 drummers, families and friends making up a party of 62 carried their instruments up Bennachie and held a band practice on the summit of Mither Tap, startling courting couples and disorientating other climbers. The survivors of the descent then had a magnificent BBQ at the Back O' Bennachie, followed by a football match (Queensberry Rules) and another musical performance until the midges re-established their territorial rights! Yes. Click to see.
Tues. 14th Sept Pipe Band awarded a Scottish Arts Council grant The Scottish Arts Council agreed to award the band a grant of 4000.00 towards a new set of drums (~ 5000). Drums are now on order! No
Fri. 17th Sept Marie Curie Charity Concert, Inverurie Town Hall Pipe Band opened the concert with a selection of tunes from the stage. Best performance of the year to date, and much appreciated by the audience. See the local press.
Thurs. 23rd Sept AGM
Inverurie Academy
Attended by members, friends and families.
Reports for year past presented, standing committee re-elected, plans for the future year discussed and agreed.

Prepared By
John Baillie
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