Vienna Pipes and Drums plan to compete again in Scotland in 2019. Any experienced Pipers and Drummers in Austria or elsewhere who are interested in joining us are invited to contact the band. We are looking for pipers, snare and tenor drummers.
The main event will be the Grade 4B competition at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow on the 17th August 2019. We will also play in North Berwick and Bridge of Allan on the 10th and 11th August, where we will play in Grades 4B and 4A.
This will be our 5th season competing in Scotland and our 3rd trip to the Worlds. In our last competition season in 2017 we had our best results yet: 6th place at North Berwick, 4th place at Bridge of Allan, and qualification for the Grade 4B finals at the Worlds, where we were up against 60 other bands. We came 2nd out of of 19 bands in our qualifying heat, and then managed a respectable 11th place out of 18 finalists. Next year we hope to improve on this result!
Musicians interested in joining us need to be strong, experienced players who can commit to learning the tunes, traveling to Scotland, and playing all 3 competitions. We will be playing four MAP 2/4 marches in Grade 4B and an MSR in Grade 4A.
Frequent attendance at band practices and workshops in Vienna is expected. Skype sessions can be arranged for those further afield.