Johnstone and ScottishPower reach out to school kids
Instead of waiting for interested kids to come to them, the Grade 2 Johnstone Pipe Band of Johnstone, Scotland, is doing things a little differently by taking welcoming message to local youth and teaming with the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band in a concert and workshop in the middle of the town.
The workshop on Sunday, March 1st, is geared at local primary school kids not currently involved with pipe bands. The Johnstone organization’s aim is to stir interest in learning and ultimately joining Johnstone’s Novice Juvenile program.
The following week, the full ScottishPower band will get together with both Johnstone bands for a 7 pm concert on Saturday, March 7th at Johnstone Town Hall. Tickets are £10 and available from the National Piping Centre.
“The event is both a band fund raiser and an opportunity to listen to one of the world’s best band close-up, and to allow the audience a real treat before the competitive season,” said Johnstone Pipe-Major Keith Bowes.
ScottishPower has no official affiliation with the Johnstone Pipe Band.