FIFE POLICE PIPE BAND WIN FIRST PRIZE

Archived news: published on Thursday 22 May 2008 by Fife Constabulary

Band members competing at Dunbar

Band members competing at Dunbar

The recently formed Fife Constabulary Pipe Band competed in its first competition at Dunbar on 10th May.

 

 

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  Fife .

 

 

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 Dunbar on Saturday the 10th May. Competing against another 4 bands, the judges decided that the performance was the best of the day and awarded the band first prize.

 

 

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 Fife firmly on the map. There has been great interest and support for the band, and I look forward to their continuing success in future competitions."

 

 

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 Dunbar  is only the beginning. Jimmy and Drew can hopefully bring continuing success to the band".

 

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