The Pipe Band is a popular part of school life at Morrison’s Academy. With more than 50 members ranging in age from our youngest at 8 years old to pupils in S6, our pipers and drummers are given the opportunity to represent the school in a whole host of events over the course of their school career.
We have a dedicated team of tutors who introduce beginners to the chanter and drum pads ensuring they obtain the essential skills before moving on the pipes and drums. Pupils are then encouraged to join the Pipe Band where they perform an extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary music.
The Pipe Band is very much in demand, both in the local community and beyond. Our Pipes and Drums perform at the annual Founder’s Day and Speech Day parades and regularly represent the School at the Crieff Remembrance Day Parade and in the Scottish Independent Schools massed band Beating Retreat at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. Recent international forays have seen the Band travel to Hong Kong, New York (where they led the Tartan Day Parade in Manhattan), and to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman where, amongst other engagements, they performed on the high seas with the Royal Navy of Oman. All very memorable and exciting!
Whatever the event, it is always uplifting to see the pride with which our pupils perform and represent the school as part of the Pipe Band.