FIFE POLICE PIPE BAND WIN FIRST PRIZE
Archived news: published on Thursday 22 May 2008 by Fife Constabulary
Band members competing at Dunbar
The recently formed Fife Constabulary Pipe Band competed in its first competition at
The band who only came into existence in September last year when local men and leading solo pipers Pipe Major Jimmy Murray and Pipe Sergeant Drew Mathieson met with Chief Constable Peter Wilson and agreed to head up the band. The bands personnel is a mix of serving Police officers and members of the general public, most of whom are from
In February this year the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association made the decision to place the band in Grade 1, the highest grade in the pipe band circuit.
After a long hard winter of practicing and putting together the music, the band played at their very first competition at
Pipe Major James Murray said
" It was good to get a win on our first outing, it has boosted the bands confidence. Now we have to keep improving and challenge for honours at the 5 Major Championships, starting with the Scottish at Dumbarton on Saturday "
Chief Constable Peter Wilson said
" I am delighted to see the Band putting
Band Secretary Inspector Ken Chatham stated "the band has come a long way since September, all the members have worked hard. I hope that the win at