Monday, October 29, 2012

Next engagement: Armistice Sunday 11-11-12

This year Arimistice Sunday falls on the 11-11 and is our next engagement. Details to follow.

More information on the names on the Memorial can be found at the local history society.

Memorial 2006

Inauguration 1921

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pipe Band-athon 2012

The Coldstream Pipe band Pipe-athon on Saturday 20th October was a great success. We collected £427.06 in the collecting tins on the day. With sponsor money still to come in this looks like it has been a very worth while exrcise. Thanks to everyone who took part. 

Thanks also To Elspeth Bell, Carol Cockburn, David Guthrie and Wendy Guthrie for carying the collecting tins. We would also like to thank the Castle Hotel for providing the ie, beans and chips to the participants free of charge (We were definately ready for them).

Coldstream Pipe band would also like to thank all of the people who kindly donated. 

Mondrepius 2012

Coldstream Pipe Band visited Mondrepius in the Thierache region of France from 29thAugust 2012 to 3rd September 2012.
The Band played at a parade to commemorate the Liberation in the nearby town of Marle. We also played at a concert to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Harmonie De Mondrepius and at the La Capelle cheese fair.
We also enjoyed trips to Reims Cathedral and a glass museum in Trelon.
Here is a link to a French blog reporting the concert.
Everyone on the trip thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The hospitality from the French hosts was second to none.

Civic Week 2012

Coldstream Civic Week got off to a wet start with the result that the Sashing Ceremony was held in the Parish Kirk, followed by the usual parade to the town war memorial. 

However, the weather improved throughout the rest of the Week. 

Kelso Civic Week: Fancy Dress Parade

A video of the bands at the Friday 21st July, Fancy Dress Parade during Kelso Civic Week. 

The first  band is KelsoColdstream is second at 1 minute  40 seconds. 
Scottish Borders are third at 3 minutes 38 seconds and Musselburgh are last at 4 minutes 20 seconds.
A good night!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Coldstream Local History Society

The Local History Society has launched a new website with some very useful features and information. No pictures of the Band as yet, but that's sure to change as the site develops.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A quick search for Coldstream Pipe Band unearths a video of the Band performing Highland Cathedral at the parade for the Queen's Jubilee.

Highland Cathedral: Queen's Jubilee