Events diary

Below is a list of forthcoming engagements for the band in 2024. Event dates will be published as they are confirmed. You can also follow us on Facebook to be updated on events.

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* Those events marked with an asterisk are not yet confirmed.

Sun 16 June – Scotland in Colchester / Pipes in the Park (Competition)

Location – Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Parking – Catchpool Road off Cowdray Avenue CO1 1XN – £2
Time – from 10am
Cost – free (£2 donation for a programme helps run the competition and gives you the chance to win £100)
Details
The competition band will be competing as a full band playing G4 Marches, G4 MSR, G3 Medley and G3 MSR
https://www.scotlandincolchester.com/

Sat 22 June – Mortimer Fun Day (Transport Through the Ages)

Location – Mortimer Fairground, off Hammonds Heath, RG7 3RG
Parking – Free onsite
Time – 11am
Cost – Free
Details
The band will lead the carnival procession around the village and back onto the fairground

Sat 29 June – Armed Forces Day

Location – Broad Street, Reading
Time – 11:30 – 14:30
Cost – free
Details
– The band will play three 20 minute sets outside M&S on Broad Street. Collections for the band will be made at the same time.

Sat 6 July – Fleet Carnival

Location – Procession will start from Connaught Road to Kings Road to High Street to Calthorpe Playing fields where the rest of the carnival will be held
Parking – See website for nearby parking locations
Time – 12pm
Cost – free
Details
The band will take part in the procession to Calthorpe Playing fields.  The best vantage points will be on the High Street.
https://fleetcarnival.org/

Sun 14 July – Corby Highland Gathering (Competition)

Location – Charter Field, Corby Old Village, CORBY, Northants
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Parking – See website for nearby parking
Time – from 10am
Cost – TBC
Details
The competition band will be competing as a full band playing G4 Marches, G4 MSR, G3 Medley and G3 MSR
https://corbyhighlandgathe.wixsite.com/highlandgathering

Sat 20 July – Newport IoW Street Show

Location – Newport Town Centre
Time – tbc (afternoon)
Cost – Free
Details
The band will be playing in Newport Town Centre in the afternoon of Sat 20 July before the Carnival in the evening.  Details will follow before the engagement

Sun 21 July – Island Highland Gathering (and Competition)

Location – Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet, Ryde, PO33 4DS
Parking – Free onsite
Time – from 10am
Cost – TBC
Details
The band will be part of the massed bands, will do our own display in the arena and the competition band will be competing playing G4 Marches, G4 MSR, G3 Medley and G3 MSR
https://www.islandhighlandgathering.com/

Sat 10 August – Street Collection, Newbury

Location – Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1DJ
Parking – Free onsite
Time – 11am – 3pm
Cost – Free – donations much appreciated
Details
The band will play between 11am and 12pm, and again between about 2pm and 3pm.  These times are subject to change on the day.
The band will be collecting as a charity to help fund the journey to the World Championships in Glasgow the following week.

Sat 17 August – World Championships, Glasgow

Location – Glasgow Green, G1 5QA & G1 5DB
Parking – N/A
Time – from 9am
Cost – See website
Details
The band will compete in the morning in the heats of the Grade 4B competition, hoping to qualify for the finals later in the day.
https://www.theworlds.co.uk

Sun 25 August – Swallowfield Show

Location – Swallowfield Park, Church Road, Swallowfield, RG7 1TH
Parking – Free onsite
Time – band playing between 12 and 3pm
Cost – See website
Details
The band will play three arena displays on the Sunday between 12 and 3pm. Exact timings are TBC with the event programme.
https://www.swallowfieldshow.co.uk/

Please note that the band is not responsible for any last minute changes or cancellations due to circumstances out of our control.  Should you wish to confirm that we will be attending any events listed, please contact us via the website and we will be very happy to assist

Forthcoming Band Engagements

2024

Forthcoming engagements will be highlighted here. For full details and a full listing of forthcoming band engagements, see our Events Diary.

Sun 16 Jun 2024

Scotland in Colchester

(competition)

Car park: Catchpool Rd, off Cowdray Avenue, CO1 1XN
Event Website

Sat 22 Jun 2024

Mortimer Fun Day

Transport through the ages

Mortimer Fairground, off Hammonds Heath Road, Mortimer RG7 3RG

Sat 29 Jun 2024

Armed Forces Day

Broad Street, Reading
Outside M&S / The Oracle

Sat 6 Jul 2024

Fleet Carnival

Fleet
Event Website

Sun 14 Jul 2024

Corby
Highland Gathering

(competition)

Charter Field, Corby Old Village
Facebook
Event Website

Sat 20 Jul 2024

Newport IoW

Newport Town Centre
Details TBC

Sun 21 Jul 2024

Island Highland Gathering

IoW Steam Railway, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS
Facebook
Event Website

25-27 Jul 2024

Eksjö International Tattoo

Eksjö, Sweden
Event Website

10 Aug 2024

Newbury Collection

Newbury Town Centre
Website

17 Aug 2024

World Championships

(competition)

Glasgow Green
Event Website

25 Aug 2024

Swallowfield Show

Swallowfield
Event Website

For more information on each event, see the Events Diary page

* events with an asterisk are not yet confirmed

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