December 31, 2008

New website for tenor drummers launches, a new website aimed at the world’s community of pipe band tenor drummers, has launched, with news, features, forums, and downloads available to visitors.
The site is managed by tenor drummers Charlie Archibald of Boghall & Bathgate and Andrew Elliott of the Peel Regional Police, both Grade 1 pipe bands, and comes on the heels of, a website with a similar goal run by Scott Currie of the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band. was shut down after a few years of operation.
Described as “the home of the pipe band tenor drummer,” the online property further extends the growing popularity of tenor drumming in pipe bands, which has been the topic of increased lively discussion and debate over the last decade.
In March 2008, the RSPBA decided to stop presenting Best Bass-Section awards at the World Pipe Band Championship and two other majors. An online petition was made to re-start the prizes.
pipe|drums, through its online poll, helped to decide which band’s mid-section receives the Hosbilt Trophy for 2008 via a “people’s choice” format. The bass-section of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band ultimately received the prize, although the trophy itself apparently is still at the RSPBA’s headquarters in Glasgow.




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