Bucksburn appoints Lipp L-D after Haggart steps down

Published: September 9, 2013
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The Grade 2 Bucksburn & District Pipe Band of Aberdeen, Scotland, has made Simon Lipp Leading-Drummer after incumbent Mike Haggart stepped down due to health reasons.

Lipp had played with Bucksburn during the 2013 season after coming from the Grade 1 ScottishPower for the previous 10 years. He also played with Shotts & Dykehead under L-D Jim Kilpatrick. Haggart had played with Bucksburn for the last few seasons, with the band remaining competitive at the Grade 2 level, last year consistently on the periphery of the prize-list at most RSPBA major championships.

“Mike committed himself to the band knowing that it was a long term position and project,” said Bucksburn Pipe-Sergeant Gus McAskill. “However, his term . . . has been cut short due to health. What Mike has achieved as leading-drummer is something to be proud of and can happily hand over a corps with a different mindset and talent. After spending the last few years with Mike the drum corps have learned from his Grade 1 experiences and talent giving them the right attitude to go into greater things.”

A resident of Banchory, Scotland, Lipp said in a news release, “After spending the past 10 years with Scottish Power I’m looking forward to helping Bucksburn  become a major force in pipe bands again  and am definitely enjoying the 10 minute drive to band practice.”

The band said it invited anyone interested in joining its drums section to contact them directly.

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