LANGHOLM Pipe Band is celebrating a great start to its summer season.
Drum major Ricky Henderson had a very successful day at Girvan when he won best-dressed drum major, the marching and deportment competition and the Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway branch championship.
In congratulating Ricky, the band members said: “No excuses for dropping that mace now.”
Last Sunday Ricky went to Ardrossan Highland Games where he finished second in the adult drum major competition.
In May the band kicked off the season on election night and members would like to wish Cornet Henry Jeffrey all the very best in his duty.
This was followed by the band’s annual concert, for which members had been working all winter.
This was a great success and raised more than £1,000 for much-needed band funds.
The band would like to thank everyone who helped in any way and those who went along. Their ongoing support is always very much appreciated.
Members provided a lovely surprise on Saturday, June 1 when they turned up at Skitby House to play at pipe major Craig Irving’s nephew’s evening wedding reception.
All the guests, especially the new Mr and Mrs Tait were thrilled.
Last Saturday the band played in the parade at Lockerbie Gala, joining Thornhill and Lockerbie for massed bands in the evening.
The members look forward to seeing everyone in the near future. A mini-band will support MTAF and they will attend the church fete.
New members and learners are always welcome. The band practises on Sunday from 7pm to 9pm in the Telford Room in the town hall.
Once again, they would like to thank everyone for all their continued support.