September 30, 2012

Stuarts change Scotts: Armit hands off to Fletcher at LD

The Grade 2 Stuart Highlanders of Boston have made an amicable change at the Leading-Drummer spot, with incumbent Scott Armit handing over the post to Scott Fletcher, effective immediately. Armit will stay with the band.

Fletcher, a native of Boston, had been a member of the Grade 1 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band for the past eight seasons, while Armit had led the Stuart Highlanders corps for the last four years.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Band, and am excited to join what the leadership has worked to create,” Fletcher commented. “I look forward to working with the organization to maintain development in the coming seasons.”

Armit has been a leading-drummer for more than 25 years, and said he looks forward to playing under Fletcher, and that he “now just has to learn how to play chips.”

Pipe-Major Adam Holdaway commented that he and Fletcher began to learn together in the same band together and have been friends for years. “His abilities as a drummer and overall musician are unsurpassed and I’m looking forward to the new ideas and musical approach this change entails. Moreover, I’m delighted that Scott Armit will be staying in the corps showing that even in pipe bands, an amicable change can be achieved.”

The post-season in the northern hemisphere has been dotted with high-profile leadership changes, including those in the Peel Regional Police and Shotts & Dykehead.


  1. Well done to the Stuart Highlanders! Considering recent events, seeing an amicable change in leadership is very refreshing. Scott Armit and Scott Fletcher…what a combination!

  2. Congrats to both of them. Scott A can take pride in a tremendous record of accomplishments, and I’m sure Scott F will build on that tradition of great drum corps & high standards.



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