August 31, 2010

2010 World’s Week Grade 1 band practice schedules

We bring back our ninth annual guide to finding the world’s best bands as they make final preparations for August 14th!

For the ninth straight year pipes|drums Magazine is pleased to provide readers with a guide to the schedules and locations of practices of Grade 1 bands competing for the World Pipe Band Championship, this year on August 14th in Glasgow.

All bands are listed, including those that have not yet responded with details. Their information will be added if or as it is provided, so please keep checking back over the days leading up to the World’s.

We have again included  Google Maps links to help you find exact locations.

Readers are advised that schedules may change, and that they should double-check before making travel plans. Bands are listed in alphabetical order.

We hope that you find this guide useful.

78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)

When: 10:30 and/or 2:30, Monday-Friday.

Where: University of Strathclyde, Rottenrow, Glasgow, “wherever we can find unoccupied grass.”

Note: “Public are welcome.”

Alberta Caledonia (Canada)

Auckland & District (New Zealand)

Thurs., Aug. 12, 7:30 pm onwards, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow..

Fri., Aug. 13, 12:30 pm onwards, Glasgow Green, Glasgow., Glasgow.

Note: Staying at Cairncross accommodation block in Kelvinhaugh Street. Band attending the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany, for the week prior to the World’s, so won’t be arriving in Glasgow until Thursday, 12th August, in the evening. Playing in George Square from around 2 pm as part of the Piping Live! Festival, Fri., Aug. 13. “A warm, open invitation is given to anyone who wishes to come along and listen to our practices and meet our members.”




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