August 31, 2009

Updated 2: World’s Week Grade 1 practice schedules

For the eighth straight year pipes|drums magazine is pleased to provide readers with a guide to the schedules and locations of practices of Grade 1 bands competing for the World Pipe Band Championship, this year on August 15th in Glasgow.
All bands are listed, including those that have not yet responded with details. Their information will be added if or as it is provided, so please keep checking back over the days leading up to the World’s.
We have again included Google Maps links to help you find exact locations.
Readers are advised that schedules may change, and that they should double-check before making travel plans. Bands are listed in alphabetical order.
We hope that you find this guide useful.
78th Fraser Highlanders
When: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Fri, around 10 am,
Where: University of Strathclyde

Alberta Caledonia
Australia Highlanders
Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
When: Monday, Aug 10, and Thursday, Aug. 13, 8 – 10 pm
Note: Planning Friday practice at University of Strathclyde, Lord Todd area, around 1 pm
Monday, Aug. 10th and Wed., Aug. 12th, 8 pm, Craigs Hall, Cullybackey, Northern Ireland
Friday, Aug. 14th, 2 pm, Glasgow Green
Dowco-Triumph Street
Tuesday – 5:30 pm, National Piping Centre
Wednesday – 12-12:45, George Square Concert
Thursday – 11 am, Murano Street Village
Friday – 11 am, Murano Street Village
Field Marshal Montgomery
When: 2 pm Thursday, Aug. 13, and Friday, Aug. 14
Where: Kelvin Grove Park, Glasgow, just behind the Art Gallery
Note: “Visitors are welcome.”
Fife Constabulary
When: 7.30 to 9.30 pm., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights.
Note: The band will be in concert at the Renfrew Ferry ,Glasgow, on Monday.
House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
Sunday, Aug. 9, 7:30 pm  – Shotts Band Hall, Shotts
Monday, Aug. 10, 7:30 pm – Shotts Band Hall, Shotts
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7:30 pm – Shotts Band Hall, Shotts
Wednesday-Thursday – practices closed to non-members
Friday, Aug. 14, 3:30 pm – University of Strathclyde, Todd’s Bar.
Los Angeles Scots
When: 10 am each day.
Where: Kelvin Grove Park, Glasgow.
Lothian & Borders Police
Manawatu Scottish
August 12 – Performing at George Square 11 am and Piping Centre Street Café for the UK launch of Twelve Thousand Miles CD at 2:15 pm and competing at the International Quartet Challenge at 7:30 pm.
August 13 – 7:30 pm, Pipes of Peace Concert, the Oran Mor, Glasgow
August 14 – 2 pm, Glasgow Green
Note: “An open invitation to both practices and social events, and always enjoy people coming for a listen, a chat and a beer afterwards. Band staying at Polwarth Flats, University of Stirling Aug. 3 to 10. Barbecue the night of Aug 5 – all welcome. Competing at North Berwick Aug. 8 and Perth Aug. 9.
Oran Mor
When: Tues, Wed., Thurs., Fri. Early afternoon.
Where: John Forty’s Court, Stirling University
Note: “We’ll also likely have a practice at the Piping Centre Monday night.”
Peel Regional Police
When: Tues.: 3.30 pm. Wed: 8.30 am and 12.40 pm. Thurs: 8.30 am and 12.40 pm. Fri: 8.30 am and 12.40 pm.
Where: Victoria Hall, 171 Kyle Street, Glasgow
Note: Also an open practice on the steps of the Piping Centre on Thursday at 5:30 pm. “Everyone is welcome to come and have a listen.”
Pipeband Club
When: Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 3 pm
Where: University of Strathclyde, public practices, weather permitting.
Note: Performing in George Square on Monday.
Robert Wiseman Dairies – Vale of Atholl
When: Sunday 11 am to 2 pm. Tuesday and Thursday 7 to 9:30 pm.
Where: Tulloch Institute Social Club, 2 Tulloch Terrace, Perth.
Note: “All visitors are welcome and access to the clubs facility’s can be arranged through the band.”
Monday: ScottishPower headquarters, Spean Street, Cathcart, 8–10 pm
Thursday: ScottishPower headquarters
Friday: Now at National Piping Centre auditorium at 6 pm. Outside the NPC if weather okay.
Note: All visitors are welcome. If you are planning on dropping by please e-mail Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong for arrangements regarding security clearance.
Simon Fraser University
Tuesday: Glasgow Green at 2:30 pm.
Thursday and Friday – 2 pm, John Forte House, Forthvale Court, University of Stirling, Stirling
St. Laurence O’Toole
Strathclyde Police
Tayside Police
When: August 11, 12 & 13. 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Baluniefield Police Station, Balunie Drive, Dundee
Torphichen & Bathgate
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Miners Welfare, 111-113 West Main Street, Whitburn


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