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    From JSAXL@aol.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Aug 10 16:48:07 2020
    Here is more history of the Dunedin City Pipe Band;


    Members of the Dunedin City Pipe & Drum Corps from 1970-1975 will remember the two trips to Scotland performing many concerts featuring the Highland dancers, drum salutes and marching displays at Sterling Castle, Queen Anne Gardens below Edinburgh Castle,
    featured guest band at the Oban Highland Games (8/74), featured band at Pitlochry "Highland Night" and the combined 2nd Battalion Scots Guards Pipe Band and City Band march around Redford Barracks and the Bute Highland Games. Two days at Redford
    Barracks to visit with the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards Pipe Band (P/M Linden Ingram) for piping, drumming and dancing workshops. A boat trip to Isle of Skye, tours to Inverness, Aberdeen, Loch Lomond, Culloden battlefield, Edinburgh Castle military museum,
    attended the 1971 and 1974 Edinburgh Military Tattoo (band acknowledged at the 1974 Edinburgh Military Tattoo), Iona via Mull, Aviemore, Doune Castle and Royal Dee-side. Our drums were tuned by Alex Duthurt just before competition.

    The band recorded the first Pipe & Drum Corps LP album. And performed many Sunday concerts in the Dunedin Marina Park. There were numerous individual awards at the various Highland Games, both in the states and overseas. And the band was given permission
    to wear the Elliot tartan by Sir Arthur Elliot.

    If anyone knows where the August 17, 1974 "1st place-Best Overseas Band" competition trophy is located (7 bands competed) in the Rothman’s World Pipe Band competition at Kings Park, Sterling we would like to donate the trophy to the local Dunedin
    museum as a part of the local Scottish music history. A total of 126 bands competed in all grades. A special thanks to the late Drum Major Bob Montgomery of the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band for furnishing the drum music for the band in those years.
    The band also won 3rd place in Grade 4 during their first tour of Scotland in 1971.

    The City Band became a “show band” featuring a variety of traditional pipe and drum music, solo piping, Highland dancing and marching displays to entertain the public with monthly concerts in the Dunedin Marina Park and many cities throughout the
    Southeast. All with a touch of military spit shined shoes, polished spats, gig line and well-disciplined attitude, respect and pride. An excellent group of students and young adults representing the city of Dunedin.

    Other highlights of those years included an invitation to be host band at the Grandfather Mountain Games in 1972 and 1974, two Disney World Magic Kingdom parades, featured band at the Stone Mountain Highland Games (1973), 46th annual Latin Fiesta in
    Tampa, Foley Alabama Christmas parade, Scottish Night in the Bahamas and were featured on the front cover of the “Southern Living” magazine (7/74).

    Very talented students and young adults who proudly represented the Scottish heritage of Dunedin, Florida. We also had very supportive parents and city council members.

    We salute Pipe Major Matt Forsyth. The father of Scottish piping in Dunedin. All of Dunedin's pipers; past, present and future should always remember him.

    If you have any photos or newspaper articles that you saved over the years of the band, individual members or trip photos we would like to add them to this Facebook site. Please contact John Laughter at JSAXL@aol.com. It is your history! Thanks.

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