East Ren BB pipe band perform on world stage

Glasgow battalion BB pipe band.
Glasgow battalion BB pipe band.

The newly formed Glasgow Battalion Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band recently competed at this year’s World Pipe Band Championships held at Glasgow Green.

The band practise at Eastwood Parish Church and have several members who are connected to that church and the local BB company (145th Glasgow).

It was the band’s first competitive outing at this prestigious event since its inception.

Battalion secretary James McVean commented: “It’s great to see the progression the band has made over the last several years, from the humble beginnings of the piping and drumming workshops that were established back in Autumn 2010 to encourage musical interest.”

He added: “A lot of work and preparation has taken place for the band to get to where they are today.”

The band is comprised of young people and leaders from a number of companies across the greater Glasgow area, including East 
Renfrewshire.

Although there have been difficulties with getting everyone in the same place at the same time, the enthusiasm and effort shown by all those involved has overcome these obstacles.

Concluding their competitive season the band will be taking part at the Rothesay Highland Games on August 22 and the famous Cowal Gathering on August 29.

For anyone interested in joining the band or just looking for further information tel: 0141 427 4051 or email the group on: pipeband@bbglasgow.org.uk