The Band had a great day out at Geelong yesterday winning the Grade 2 Victorian Championship!
A fantastic effort by Simon Blackshaw (Jnr) on his 1st Competition and 1st Championship Win as Pipe Major with the support of the new leadership team.
A huge congratulations and thanks to Shaun Minne for leading the drum Corp and the hard work of the corps as a whole which resulted in winning the drumming.
And a massive congratulations and thanks goes out to our dedicated drum sergeant Daniel Staley. Although he couldn’t play with the band on the day due to other commitments, he worked tirelessly behind the scenes to build the wonderful team of drummers we have. Daniel, without you there wouldn’t be a drum corps, so Thankyou.
And of course, Thankyou to each and everyone one of our dedicated players.
Towards the end of 2018; after 25 years at the helm as the Pipe Major of Moorabbin City Pipe Band, Ian Lyons decided to retire from his role and we welcome in our new Pipe Major, Simon Blackshaw (Jnr)
Simon has been a long serving member as Pipe Sergeant of the band and with him brings a new leadership team including David Macdonald and Josh Chandler to continue developing the Pipe Corp.
“It’s an exciting time for the band. We have a new practice venue, some new members and a great support group behind us. After a brief break over Christmas we will commence band practice next week as we work towards the upcoming competition season”
We would like to sincerely thank Ian for his hard work and dedication in developing this great band and thank all our supporters along the way.
We hope to see you all cheering as we make our first debut of the season at the Geelong Highland Gathering on Sunday 17th March 2019