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IN 1996 drum Major Dennis Barker took his final view of the Common riding from the front of Langholm Pipe Band as this was the year he retired from his leading role and from the band.

In 1996 Dennis Barker receives his retirement gift from Andrew Johnstone and John Innes on behalf of the band
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In 1996 Dennis Barker receives his retirement gift from Andrew Johnstone and John Innes on behalf of the band

Taking over was John Innes who at 11, at the time would have been possibly one of the youngest drum majors in the country.

He had been with the band for nearly two years and had already demonstrated a great deal of talent as he had been alternating with Dennis for a number of months.

A presentation was made to Dennis after the pipe band practice night with the Cornet.

Pipe Major Andrew Johnstone presented a miniature mace to Dennis in recognition of his service to the band which he first joined as a drummer 36 years previously.

After a break he rejoined the band in 1975 and lead them when shift work allowed up to his retirement.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8:49AM
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