Published: August 09, 2018

pipes|drums’ 2018 Guide to Grade 1 Bands’ World’s Week Practices & Appearances

Simon Fraser University (Canada)

  • Practices: Tue., Aug. 14, and Thur., Aug. 16, approx. 1 pm, near Collegelands in Glasgow. Times may change depending on the weather. Visitors are welcome.
  • Other appearances: Performing at Piping Live! noon, Wed., Aug. 15, playing at various venues along Buchanan Street.


St Laurence O’Toole (Ireland)

  • Practice: Thur., Aug. 16, 1-3 pm, Glasgow Green, behind the People’s Palace.
  • Other appearance: Playing the sold-out Pre-World’s Concert the night of Wed., Aug. 15, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.


 Vale of Atholl (Scotland)

  • Practices: , Aug. 15, 4-6 pm, Glasgow Green, Glasgow; Thur., Aug. 16, 1-5 pm, Glasgow Green. (Both days, if weather’s poor, will be at indoor venue that can’t accommodate visitors.) Thur., Aug 16, 6-7 pm, Open Band Practice, Street Café, National Piping Centre.
  • Note: Anyone welcome to come along and have a listen.


Our thanks to all of the pipe-majors and band reps who shared their information with us.

Good luck to all!



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