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Much of SSPDT’s work and vision builds on the outstanding outcomes the pipe band programme in Preston Lodge High School and its cluster of primary schools which began in 2007 under the auspices of the East Lothian Pipes and Drums Trust.

Tuition is offered to all pupils from P5 upwards in Prestonpans Primary School, St. Gabriel’s Primary School, Cockenzie & Port Seton Primary School and Longniddry Primary school as well as Preston Lodge High School. Lee Moore is employed as a full-time piping tutor and Simon Grant as a full time drumming instructor. Rachel Cook provides part-time bass and tenor drumming tuition.  Eilidh Alexander is a Modern Apprentice taking a Community Arts Diploma and working alongside Lee and the team learning how to teach piping in schools and how to develop schools pipe bands.

A junior and a senior band have now been formed. This year both bands competed in the World Championships and other leading competitions, as well as performing for their community and school. The young people have travelled in Scotland and as far as China and Germany by invitation. All band members who have graduated since 2012 have moved on to positive destinations in training, higher education and employment. Several have joined community bands.

 

Does anyone know who has Callum and James' drums? ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck everyone have a ball ... See MoreSee Less

Novice pipers- forgot to say do not play your pipes tonight. Keep them dry for tomorrow. If you want to practice work on the practice chanter on the things we have been working on today ... See MoreSee Less

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Novice Band @ Dunbar on Saturday ... See MoreSee Less

Juvenile Band's performance from Dunbar on Saturday

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Looking forward to our first outdoor competition tomorrow at Dunbar. Both bands will be there. It's been a hectic time for everyone with exams and other commitments be we'll be there, ready to go, smiling and ready to have some fun and enjoy ourselves. Here's a picture of our novice band practice today, watched on by Galdelf the Grey. 👍🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to our first outdoor competition tomorrow at Dunbar. Both bands will be there. Its been a hectic time for everyone with exams and other commitments be well be there, ready to go, smiling and ready to have some fun and enjoy ourselves. Heres a picture of our novice band practice today, watched on by Galdelf the Grey. 👍🏻

PLHS Pipe Band shared Scott Currie Ltd's photo.

Get these bad boys tomorrow. 👍🏻
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‪Inked by Evans MX1 28" bass drum heads ready for delivery to Preston Lodge High School.

Get these bad boys tomorrow. 👍🏻

Winning performance yeah ... See MoreSee Less

PLHS Pipe Band at The James Young High School.

Well done to Josh and Hannah for winning solo piping and tenor respectively at L & B indoors today and to all other prizewinning soloists. Great day for the bands today winning the Novice B grade and a 2nd for the Juvenile Band. The hard work is paying off guys. Well done for all the effort you've put in to pull off great performances today.
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Well done to Josh and Hannah for winning solo piping and tenor respectively at L & B indoors today and to all other prizewinning soloists. Great day for the bands today winning the Novice B grade and a 2nd for the Juvenile Band. The hard work is paying off guys. Well done for all the effort youve put in to pull off great performances today.

PLHS Pipe Band shared Karl Wallner Piping's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Karl Wallner Piping

PLHS Pipe Band tuck shop is open ... See MoreSee Less

PLHS Pipe Band tuck shop is open

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Programme details:

Pledged on-going support through the Colonel James Gardiner Memorial Fund to fund full time Pipe and Drum Major posts, an apprentice and bass/ tenor tutor plus band costs.

Preston Lodge High School now has two pipe bands, being the Senior Pipe Band currently competing in the Juvenile Grade, and the Development Pipe Band presently competing in the Novice Juvenile Grade.

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