November 30, 2003

David Urquhart Travel looking forward to 2004 season

A topic of much discussions this fall and early-winter, the David Urquhart Travel Pipes & Drums has emphasized to Piper & Drummer Online that the band is in good shape, looking forward to the 2004 competition season.

According to Pipe-Major Don Bradford, the band underwent a change in its management committee in the fall, with new officers elected. Bradford himself was re-elected as Pipe-Major and subsequently appointed Gary Corkin as Leading Drummer.

Corkin has led the drum section of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pipe Band, a corps that gained seventeen drumming championship titles under his direction, including the 2000 World Drum Corps Championships.

“The new DUT committee are both playing members and supporters whose present work are suited to providing the kind of ‘off the field’ knowledge and support that will make the band a stronger competitor,” Bradford said. “Duncan Smith, ex-Pipe-Major of the Lothian & Borders Police, remains my Pipe-Sergeant. The pipe section membership remains much the same as last year, but with the addition of several new members. The drum corps also has several new members. Everyone in the band desires that all existing and new members continue to contribute to the ongoing success of the David Urquhart Travel Pipes & Drums.”

David Urquhart Travel finished eighth overall at this year’s World Pipe Band Championships.


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