There are two band practices a week, each with a different focus, on Monday and Thursday nights.
The cost of the hire of the halls is met by the band.
Monday night practice
The main band practice is held every Monday night from 7:15pm at St Andrew’s URC Church, Craven Road, Reading, RG1 5BD, just beside the Royal Berkshire Hospital. This is where we practice for upcoming engagements.
The format is usually as follows:
- 18:30-19:15 Youth chanter / drum pad practice and lessons
- 19:15-19:45 Band practice with pipes & drums, including learners & youth
- 19:45-20:40 Group chanter / drum pad practice and lessons
- 20:40-21:00 Tea break
- 21:00-21:45 Full band practice with pipes and drums
You are welcome to come along and watch a practice session without obligation.
Thursday night practice
There is an additional band practice on Thursday nights for the Grade 4 competition band usually in Woodley. Once again there is a tea break, and usually some excellent cakes too. Contact the band for the location of this practice if you want to join in.Band CDs