The weather was a nice crisp 6c at 8am in QE2 Square this morning. The band broke the silence at 9.45 with a nice round of stirring tunes under the direction of Pipe Major Angus Beath near the Entertainment Centre. A small crowd had gathered to witness the event. At approximately 11am the band reformed near the Dean St end to play another round of stirring tunes. A wonderful exhibition by one of the local radio stars having his first ever attempt at ‘playing’ the pipes and the drums kept the crowd and the band entertained until ‘Olly’ ran out of puff! A big thanks to Tom and Olly for promoting the band on the day!
The drum corps also entered the fray with a fine display of drumming. At 1pm the band commenced its final play out in front of a large crowd of delegates who were emerging from the Emergency Services Conference at the Entertainment Centre. The crowd showed their appreciation by taking photos accompanied with applause. We thank our band members who turned out to support our day. Some fourteen brochures were handed out to the public. We also thank the volunteers who manned the table and handed out brochures.