Congratulations to our Pipe Major Simon Blackshaw for winning the 2019 Ian Murdoch Memorial Award.
This award recognises a young person (aged 16-30) who has shown a significant contribution to their Scottish organisation and shows a desire to promote Scottishness to the wider community.
The Scots of Victoria Coordinating Group established the Ian Murdoch Award in 2013 in memory of Ian Murdoch, who contributed significantly to the Scottish community over many years. Throughout his life, Ian showed many desirable qualities: he was thorough, organised and compassionate. He was enthusiastic about encouraging and supporting young people in Scottish organisations and was a keen advocate for Scottishness in this multicultural society.
The award is presented in recognition of these same qualities in it’s recipient.
Congratulations again Simon. A worthy nomination and wonderful achievement.
The Band would like to announce some exciting news!
Unfortunately due to work and family commitments our long serving Drum Sergeant Daniel Staley had to step down. We would like to thank Daniel and commend him for his dedication, loyalty, hard work, drive and friendship he brought to the drum corps as well as the whole band Band.
We would like to congratulate and welcome Alexis Ferguson in taking on the role as the new Drum Sergeant.
Alexis was born in Scotland, then lived in New Zealand for several years before emigrating to Australia. Having played with several bands across the globe (including The Clan Gregor Society, Inveraray, Auckland & District and NZ Police) she will bring a wealth of experience to the corps.
Alexis has also been a drumming instructor for many years, tutoring bands to success from Juvenile to Grade 2, and has won the NZ solo drumming championship on several occasions. She now lives permanently in Melbourne, and we are all looking forward to her becoming part of the Moorabbin City Pipe Band!
Congratulations to Band Members Josh Chandler, Ian Lyons, and Shannon Ritchie for a great recital competition at Portarlington National Celtic Festival over the weekend; Special mention to Josh Chandler for winning the National Celtic Festival Recital challenge for the second year running!