6 July 2019
The band performed at Annan picking up 3rd and 4th in the Grades 3 and 2. Well done to all who competed. Head over to our results page for full draw and placings.
Our very own James Murray travelled to Luss to perform at the CLASP Event. James performed outstandingly well picking up 1st in the G1 March, 1st in the G1 Strathspey and Reel and 2nd in Piobaireachd.
18 June 2019
News has reached the band that this years Ayr contest has been withdrawn from the calendar by the RSPBA however the band along with 2 other bands will perform throughout the day ensuring there are still Pipes in the Park
15 June 2019
The band travelled across the water to Lurgan in Northern Ireland for the UK Championships with a lot of hard work having been put in, in preparation for the contest. The grass was boggy and the rain was heavy but the band stepped up to the line and marched into the circle and did themselves, the band and the town proud resulting in winning a prize at the major contest. The band were placed 6th overall which is a massive achievement and it has shown that the band having promoted players from the development band last year have progressed and together are marching in the right direction. A huge well done to the Drum Corp who performed outstandingly well being placed 3rd in drumming and at the time of writing currently sit as Champions of Champions in Drumming.
2 June 2019
The band travelled just down the road to compete in the Girvan Highland Games in both Grade 3 and Open categories with the band being placed 3rd in both.
18 May 2019
The first Major of the year was upon us and the band held steadfast whilst competing against some of the best bands in the world… The British Championships in Paisley. Plenty of learning points covered. A huge well done to the Ayr Pipe Band Society Drum Corp who were placed 3rd in drumming… well done boys and girls. Future events and results are available on our results page
12 May 2019
The band stepped up to the line at their first outdoor competitive event at Gourock where the band competed in both Grade 3b and Grade 2. This was the first outdoor event for a large portion of the band with all now having experienced that feeling when the Pipe Major shouts, Quick…. March. Future events and results are available on our results page
23 March 2019
Ayr Pipe Band competed at Sanquhar Academy on 23 March 2019 and did the town proud with prize winning performances in both the Solo and Band Events, for full list of competitors and prize winners see our competition page. Watch our winning performance here
17 March 2019
The band headed to Kilmarnock to lead the Kilmarnock Battalion of the Boys Brigade parade through Onthank. As an Ayrshire band we perform for the Ayrshire Community and to be considered to undertake this duty was a great privilege for the band. The weather may have been wet and the fingers cold but we marched on leading the procession to and from St John’s Church.
27 January 2019
Members of the band braved the cold wind to kick off Ayr’s “Hame Toun Event” in honour of the birth of Robert Burns. I must say it was a cold and nippy afternoon but we got there.
12 January 2019
Pipers Sandie Greenwood and Jeremy Moby Levif performed outstandingly well at the CLASP event at The National Piping Centre.
Sandie, a seasoned performer who competed in Grade 1 against some of the best pipers in the business was placed 4th in the March and 5th in both the Strathspey and Reel.
Jeremy entered his first Solo Piping Competition at Grade 3 and performed outstandingly for his first ever competitive event. Jeremy was placed 2nd in March and 3rd in both the Strathspey and Reel.
29th December 2018
Ayr Pipe Band Society performed alongside the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Ayr Town Hall.
It was a fantastic experience and privilege for all at the band to perform with the group in our very own town. We are also very humbled by the donations made to the Ayr Pipe Band Society from all who attended the afternoon and evening performances. We would also like to thank the RHCP for the opportunity and we hope that Ayr Pipe Band Society can again take the stage with the group at a future event and we wish the group every success.
23rd November 2018
Ayr Pipe Band Society would like to thank everyone who donated much appreciated prizes to yet another successful Fundraising Ceilidh which was held at The Carlton Hotel in Prestwick on 23rd November 2018. The entire band would also like to thank all who attended the event and made it a great night. All proceeds of the event will help towards the upkeep of the band and the usual wear and tear of the band kit. The band will again look forward to next years event.
18th November 2018
Santa’s little helpers were in form as Beth, Keir and young Adam made sure Santa found his way to Dobbies Garden Centre in Ayr.
11th November 2018
Ayr Pipe Band Society proudly lead the Remembrance day procession through the town of Ayr and up to Wellington Square. It was a cold and wet day but incomparable to those who fought for their county. #Lest we forget
28th October 2018
Ayr Pipe Band Society again took part in the Tamfest Parade also known as The day O The Deid which was lead through Ayr Town centre. Not to be outdone some of the playing members got into the “Spirit” of the event.
20th October 2018
Ayr Pipe Band Society had 5 tremendous representatives in this years Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping which was held at Auchenharvie Academy in Saltcoats. The band as a whole would like to take this opportunity to publicly state how proud they are of the participation and achievements of Katy Ann Thomson, Keir Martin, Beth McMaster, Tegan Harley and Tia McLanaghan.
Katy Ann, in her very first competition won 1st place in the 10 years and under Chanter competition.
In piping Keir Martin was awarded 4th place in the 14 years and under category while Tia McLanaghan was awarded Best in Branch in the 16 years and under category.
All of these young musicians were great ambassadors for Ayr Pipe Band Society, competing against some of the best performers from all over Scotland.