August 31, 2004

(Updated) Pre-World’s Grade 1 band practice schedules

Once again, we are pleased to provide readers with a comprehensive guide to the schedules and locations of practices of Grade 1 bands competing for the World Pipe Band Championship on August 14 in Glasgow.

All bands are listed, including those that have not yet responded with details. Their information will be added when it is provided, so please check back over the next week. 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 enjoy this comprehensive guide.

Alberta Caledonia
When: 10 a.m., Mon.-Fri.
Where: Kelvin Grove Park, Glasgow


Bleary & District

Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
When: Mon., Tues., Thurs. Aug 9, 10, 12
Where: Deans Community High School, Livingston
Note: The band is performing at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall the evening of Aug. 11. It will hold a practice on Fri, Aug. 13, 1-3 p.m. at Glasgow Green. All visitors welcome.

Bucksburn & District
Thur. Aug. 12, 7:30-10 p.m., Muggiemoss Club, Aberdeen. Fri., Aug. 13, afternoon, West of Scotland Science Park, Woolfson Hall, Glasgow.

City of Washington
When: Afternoons of Wednesday and Friday
Where: Caledonia Court, Glasgow Caledonia University.
Note: The band is also performing at the Piping Hot St. George Square concert on Thursday.

Clan Gregor
When: Mon. & Thurs. 8 p.m.; Tues. & Wed. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.
Where: Bar 189, Airth, Mon.-Thur.; Glasgow Green, Fri.

David Urquhart Travel
Tues., 7:30 p.m., Dennistoun Parish Church, Glasgow; Wed., 7:30 p.m., The National Piping Centre, Glasgow; Thur., 8:00 p.m., Dennistoun Parish Church.

Dysart & Dundonaldupdated
When: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 7-9 p.m.
Where: Good weather: Moorside Park; bad weather: Dundonald Miners’ Institute, Cardenden, Fife.

Field Marshal Montgomery
When: Thur. and Fri., 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: Kelvin Grove Park, Glasgow
Note: All are welcome.

Glasgow Pipes & Drums
Schedule: Start: 7:30 p.m. on Tues, Fairfield Club, Govan, Glasgow; Wed., Dennistoun Parish Church; Thurs. TBD; Start 1 p.m. on Friday at Kelvin Grove Park. if dry, Fairfield Club, Govan, if raining.

Grampian Police
When: Mon., Aug. 9; Thurs., Aug. 12; at night.
Where: Linksfield Academy, Regents Walk, Aberdeen
Note: Guests are welcome. Contact 0789-998-8005.

House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
When: 8-10 every night of the week.
Where: Band hall, Shotts
Note: Groups should e-mail or phone first, as space is limited. The hall can get very warm and stuffy if too many come.

Lothian & Borders Police
When: Mon., Aug. 9; Thurs., Aug. 12; 7:30 p.m. start
Where: Lothian & Borders Police Headquarters, Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh

Peel Regional Police
When: Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Victoria Hall residence, Glasgow

Phoenix Honda-Glasgow Skye

When: Fri., 2 p.m.
Where: Blythswood Square, West Regent Street, Glasgow
Note: All are welcome

When: Mon., Aug. 9; Thurs., Aug. 12; Fri., Aug. 13. 8-11 p.m.
Where: ScottishPower HQ, Cathcart, Glasgow.
Note: Because of security issues in the building, advance notice of intending visitors is needed. This can be done by checking first by e-mail with P-M Roddy MacLeod. The band is also performing at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on August 10th as part of the Celtic Piping Night for the Piping Hot Festival.

78th Fraser Highlanders
When: “Early afternoons,” Sun.-Fri.
Where: “In and around the Todd Bar,” Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

78th Highlanders (Halifax)
When: Mon.-Fri. from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Where: Caledonia University, Glasgow.

Simon Fraser University
When: Tues. 2 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m.; Thur. 11 a.m.; Fri. 3 p.m.
Where: Stirling University campus, Stirling.
Note: “Guests are always welcome; it just may be harder to find us this year!"

St. Laurence O’Toole
When: Friday, starting around 8 p.m.
Where: Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew

Strathclyde Police
When: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., late afternoon Friday
Where: SPRA Social Club, Lochinch playing fields, Pollok Park, Glasgow
Contact: 0141-532-3177/3178 for confirmation.

Toronto Police
When: Tues., Aug. 10 through Fri., Aug. 13. 10 a.m.
Where: Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Note: All are welcome.

Vale of Atholl
When: Sun., Tues., Thur.
Where: Tulloch Institute, Perth

Western Australia Police
When: Band arrives in Glasgow on Tues., August 3. Wed: 1 p.m., Thurs: 1 p.m.,
Fri: 1 p.m. Competing at North Berwick and Bridge of Allen, Sat. & Sun. Week before World’s: performing Mon., between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at George Square; Tues.-Fri: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Strathclyde University, Glasgow


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