Pipes & Drums
The SCOTS PGC Pipe Band is highly regarded as a training ground for young players at both State and National level and also plays an important role at College functions. The band competes each year at the Queensland Solo and Pipe Band Championships and performs at civic occasions in the Southern Downs and selected regional festivals.
The College’s Pipe band has members ranging from age 9 and upwards Lessons are available to students who wish to learn either pipes or drums from Year 3 and upwards, with an option of sitting locally for examinations in proficiency through to the internationally recognised Piping and Drumming Qualification Board.
The bands compete at various Highland Gatherings in the South-East corner of Queensland, as well as at State and National Championships.
The Pipes and Drums has many State and higher level solo-competition winners in its ranks in both piping and drumming. The Pipes and Drums prides itself in accessing a wide range of ability and ages, providing the opportunity to maximise these abilities and seeing students flourish through the application of dedicated professional staff and recognised instruction techniques.
The College Pipes and Drums has featured prominently in Queensland, Australian and International events. In 2002 it opened the Australia versus Scotland rugby union test match at Ballymore. In 2003 and 2007 the band performed at the opening of the World Cup Polocrosse at Morgan Park and in 2009 has toured New Zealand.