New Dysart sponsorship enables band to travel to all majors

Published: May 31, 2012
(Page 1 of 1)

The Grade 1 Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band of Fife, Scotland, has secured a new three-year sponsorship agreement with the Kilts & More Highland wear and bagpipes retailer that will enable the band to travel to all five RSPBA major championships that Pipe-Major Greig Canning described as “a huge boost to the band coming just in time for the 2012 competitive season.”

Along with the deal, the band will change its name to “Kilts & More-Dysart & Dundonald.”

“We felt right from the outset that the benefits to both parties will be there for all to see,” Canning said. “The band currently has a small crop of overseas players, travelling in from continental Europe to practice with the band in Fife and to attend major and minor contests and we feel that this deal further compounds the international feel that we have in the current setup at Dysart & Dundonald.”

With the sponsorship the band will secure a new set of drums and several “enhancements” to its uniforms.

 

The sponsorship is the latest Grade 1 deal to involve a dealer of Highland wear. The 78th Fraser Highlanders were sponsored for several years by the Scottish Lion, and Shotts & Dykehead continue to be sponsored by the House of Edgar.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 3.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2

GET THE MOBILE APP!
The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
May 28, 1958Borreraig gifted by General I.S. Martin to College of Piping, Glasgow, for fee of 1 penny per annum.
TOP STORIES
Articles from the last three months with the highest overall ratings by readers.
  1. “Pipers Meeting” makes oldest tunes new again
  2. The 1987 Iain McLeod p|d Interview
MOST RECENT POST
  • What judges want
    Tue, 18 Apr 2017
    Sitting adjudicating an amateur solo piping competition the other day, I got to thinking again about the competitors, so many of them so anxious and apprehensive. Playing before a judge who’s going to judge your music is a weird t …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS June 9, 2017Georgetown Highland GamesGeorgetown Fairgrounds

June 10, 2017UK Pipe Band ChampionshipsBelfast

June 15, 2017Cobourg Highland Games & FestivalVictoria Park, Cobourg

June 16, 2017Chicago Highland Games

June 17, 2017The National Piping Centre Virginia Piping & Drumming School 2017Shenandoah University, Winchester VA

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Always hold the D after making a D throw in order to accent the note. When the note is cut, be sure to finish the note.
Ian Whitelaw, Redondo Beach, California

FROM THE ARCHIVES