Schools Band Competition Goes Ahead Online in Freestyle Format

A schools’ pipe band competition is going ahead in March – even if schools stay shut. Normally hundreds of players and supporters converge for the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships – but this year it is going online.

Prizes total over £2,500 from a judging panel made up of some of the biggest names in traditional music.

The event is being organised by the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust. Convener David Johnston said: ‘We had cancelled the event for 2021 – but then a number of school tutors contacted us asking for the event to go online to help keep young players focused and give them some fun in lockdown.

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