Are you interested in learning to play the bagpipes or drums and playing in a pipe band?

What are we offering?

Come and join us!
Learn to play the bagpipes.
Learn to play snare drum, tenor drum or bass drum.
Free tuition as individuals and in small groups.
Structured learning programme with option of certification.
Make new friends
Learn new skill
Learn to work as a team
Gain confidence
Experience the thrill and passion of playing in a Scottish Pipe Band
Opportunities to perform at parades, concerts and festivals.
Opportunities to travel to new places

Where and when do we practice?

St Andrews Church Hall, London Road/Craven Road, Reading RG1 5BD
(Just beside the Royal Berks Hospital)
Monday evening 6.30pm – 8.00pm

What does it cost?

When you come along you’ll have 4 free weeks to decide if you would like to join.
Junior membership is £20 per year.
Senior membership is £40 per year.

What do you get for your membership?

Free loan of a practice chanter or pad and drum sticks
Free tuition and materials
Free uniform when you turn out for the band

What age do I have to be?

Youth members play from 6:00 to 8:00pm (8 to 18 years old)
Senior members play from 7:15 to 9:45pm

What do we expect from you?

Becoming a member of the band does take commitment and we do expect regular attendance and some practice at home.
As with every hobby is does take dedication to be good at what you do, so the more practice the quicker you’ll be out playing in the band.

How to join

First step – contact us.
Phone or email or come along and visit us on a Monday night.
Contact: Ron Paterson, Pipe Major 
Email: youth@readingscottish.org / pipemajor@readingscottish.org

Forthcoming Band Engagements

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

2024

30-31 Mar 2024

Le Carnaval
de Denain

Denain,
nr Valenciennes, France
ville-denain.fr

20-21 Apr 2024

Yasmine Hammamet
Carnival

Yasmine Hammamet, Nabeul, Tunisia
Facebook

25-27 Jul 2024

Eksjö
International Tattoo

Eksjö, Sweden
eksjotattoo.se

Full list of confirmed 2024 Engagements coming soon

For more information, see the Events Diary page

youth team

Interested in learning the bagpipes or drums?

Come and join us!
Learn to play the bagpipes.
Learn to play snare drum, tenor drum or bass drum.
Free tuition as individuals and in small groups.

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