Novice B band marches to Scottish schools champs

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Bingo players drummed up more than £1,000 to help send Kintyre’s Novice B pipe band to the Scottish schools’ championships.

Kintyre Schools Pipe Band (KSPB) Novice B band has been practicing at its regular Tuesday and Thursday evening tuition sessions in Campbeltown Grammar School, under Pipe Major Fiona Mitchell, for this weekend’s competition.

The band will leave at lunchtime on Saturday and spend the night at Bathgate’s Premier Inn. When they compete on Sunday, it will be the first time a Campbeltown band has taken part in this competition.

The young musicians will be up against novice bands from across Scotland.

KSPB’s Novice B band at a practice evening. 25_c09KSPBnoviceB02

Tommy Blue, in the background, one of the Campbeltown players who helps  at tuition evenings. 25_c09KSPBnoviceB03

Two of the Novice B band’s drummers. 25_c09KSPBnoviceB10

Fiona Mitchell, with her back to the camera, maintains the beat during rehearsal. 25_c09KSPBnoviceB09

Some of the Novice B band’s pipers. 25_c09KSPBnoviceB11