NYPBoS giving concert proceeds to Philippines disaster fund

Published: November 21, 2013
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The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBoS) is donating proceeds from its St. Andrew’s Day concert on November 30th at the SECC Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow to the Philippines Disaster Relief Fund, following the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan.

The disaster hit home with the band’s Director, Alisdair McLaren, who has family in the Philippines who were directly impacted by the Haiyan.

“I was horrified by the scale of the disaster but I was also worried for my relatives who live there and my mum who was visiting when the Typhoon hit,” McLaren said. “Thankfully, No one in my family was badly hurt but their homes are damaged and they’ve lost so much – which still makes them luckier than so many other families.”

The St. Andrew’s Day concert will showcase both “Senior” and “Development” bands, with tickets available online at £15 and £10.

The NYPBoS is a non-competing band, but performs regularly, as part of the National Piping Centre’s overall program. The band brings together many of Scotland’s most talented pipers and drummers between the ages of 15 and 25 from Scotland’s 32 councils, and from an array of different competing pipe bands and musical backgrounds.

 

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