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2022 Season – Recruitment Drive

The 2022 contest season has now come to an end with the band unable to compete at as many contests as hoped.With Covid in the ranks, the band was forced to withdraw from the European Championships at Inverness, but did … Continue reading

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Queen’s Honours success for Anderson Brothers

Huge congratulations to Tommy and Peter Anderson who were both Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) in the recent Queen’s Honours list and were recognised for their contribution to piping and pipe band drumming. Both brothers have … Continue reading

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135th Anniversary Tune Contest

Wallacestone and District Pipe Band celebrate our 135th anniversary in 2022 and to commemorate this we are launching a composition contest! Tunes should be in March format with any time signature permitted. 1st prize is £500 and the winning tune … Continue reading

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Contests Resume After Two Year Break

The band was delighted to return to the competition field at Battery Park in Greenock on 21st May when they took part in the Grade Two Contest at the British Pipe Band Championships.No silverware this time round, but happy to … Continue reading

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2021 Update

This will be the first news update for some time, mainly because the webmaster has been living abroad and hasn’t kept up to date with the weekly goings on within the band, but also because there hasn’t been too much … Continue reading

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2018 Contest Season Ends – Research Continues

The first season back in grade two for many years has now come to an end with the band struggling to break into the prize list at the major competitions. The players will be disappointed with the results despite putting … Continue reading

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2018 UK Championships – Belfast

The band will be heading across the water to Northern Ireland on Friday to take part in the UK Pipe Band Championships. This is a relatively new contest, which was brought in a few years ago to replace the Cowal … Continue reading

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British Championships 2018 – Concert Photos

The new competition season is now upon us and the band will take part in the grade 2 contest at the British Championships to be held in Paisley on Saturday 19th May. This should be a challenging season for the … Continue reading

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Wallacestone Pipe Band Concert

The band has spent the long winter nights preparing new music and resurrecting some older favourites for their forthcoming concert. “There and Back Again” hints at the band’s recent successes and their aim of returning once more to the top … Continue reading

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Regradings Announced By RSPBA

The band received the recognition they deserved today (23rd September) when the music board of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association met and announced the regradings for the 2018 competition season. Both Wallacestone, who finished as Champion of Champions in … Continue reading

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