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
As most would be aware, Ellen McAnulty's pipes were stolen at Geelong yesterday.
Could I please ask you to post this everywhere to make as many people as possible aware that a set of Bagpipes were stolen from the Watsonia tent around 11am yesterday.
In time they may pop up for sale on sites like;
please please if you can all keep an eye out on these sites (it could take a while before the thief decides enough time has passed to sell them and get away with it)
If you see anything please let Ellen know (or Ross Connelly - pipe bands Victoria Secretary 0421 651 312)
They were a set of Grainger and Campbell's in a bagpiper back pack style case.
They are similar looking to the example set pictured below (but with Blackwood projecting mounts)