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Grant to expand Pipe Band’s repertoire

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ABOVE: THE HAWTHORN PIPE BAND MARCHING ALONG GLENFERRIE ROAD WITH THE SCOTCH CADET CORPS IN 1937.

Fresh from its stellar performance at the 2014 World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland, the Scotch College Pipe Band is about to expand its music repertoire.

A grant from the Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation (VSHCF) has enabled the band to purchase small pipes designed in Canada. The new pipes will enable Scotch’s pipers to combine with musicians playing other instruments.

‘We want to collaborate with other musical groups and present contemporary Scottish music’, Mark Saul (TIC of the Pipe Band) explained. ‘We intend to showcase the pipes on Saturday 5 September at a concert with the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club and the Hawthorn City Pipe Band,’ he said.

The concert, to be held in the Geoffrey McComas Theatre at Scotch, reflects the vision of the late Geoff Donaldson AO (’30) to foster the growth of Scottish culture both at Scotch and in the wider Victorian community. His bequest led to the formation of the VSHCF.

The foundation is already receiving more applications for funding support than it can accept. Its board is anxious to build on the Donaldson bequest and meet these requests for many worthwhile activities and projects.

Members of the Scotch Family with family ties to Scotland are invited to contribute to the Foundation. More details may be found online at www.vshcf.com.au.

Updated: 3 October 2016