Published: September 30, 2003

(Updated) Craig Colquhoun Resigns From 78th Frasers


We have learned that Craig Colquhoun, bass drummer with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band, has resigned.

Colquhoun joined the band in 1994, and is considered instrumental in developing the band’s current ensemble approach, with a strong emphasis on the bass section. During his tenure with the 78th Frasers, the band received several Best Bass Section awards at the World Pipe Band Championships.

“At this time in my life I am finding myself with too many

irons in the fire,” Colquhoun said in a statement to the band. “Everything that I’m involved in, both personally and

professionally, is being shortchanged of time and energy. I’m giving up my involvement in the band in order to spend more time with [my family], get my business organized and focus on a potential new job. I wish you the best of luck in the future.”

Colquhoun, known as “Hoss” to his friends, founded the successful Hosbilt Drum Company, which he sold to Premier Percussion in 2002.

“Craig Colquhoun is a very fine musician and a great bass drummer,” said Bill Livingstone, Pipe-Major of the 78th Frasers. “Several candidates are being considered and an announcement will be made when the choice has been made. Meanwhile, Craig stands by to make the transition smooth, and will be assisting us with input into the creation of bass and midsection scores to ensure the continued unique quality of our ensemble effect.”

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