Promoting the Teaching & Learning of Piping & Drumming
This is the online home of Beverley & District Pipe Band, based near Hull in East Yorkshire. Led by Pipe Major Paul Wright and Leading Drummer Phil Dickinson, Beverley & District Pipe Band is a dedicated group of friends that form East Yorkshire’s only competing Grade 4 Pipe Band. The focus is not solely Pipe Band Competitions, but rather the enjoyment and satisfaction gained from producing a great sound from both Bagpipes and Drums.
If you are looking for a Scottish Pipe Band or just Highland Piper for your event (whether large or small), then please contact us. Alternatively if you are looking for a new hobby or social activity – even if you hadn’t considered learning to play the Bagpipes or Drums – again, please contact us. And if you dare to think you don’t like the sound of the Highland Bagpipe then there’s even more reason to get in touch – we think we can convert you!
Beverley & District Pipe Band makes for a great alternative to a team sport as a social activity for anyone in the Hull area, attracting members young and old from the greater reaches of East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
On 23rd April the band won the North East RSPBA Mini Band Contest, and was awarded the Best Corps of Drums. Although in recent years band members have experienced success at the local branch solo competitions, this is the first victory for the band. It rewards the dedication and hard work from all band members, and comes as a huge confidence boost ahead of the outdoor competition season.
The pipers also won the Quartette Piping contest, along with a 4th place, and the band also picked up 5th place with it’s second entries; great results for the novice members who were competing for the first time.
The band is available for hire, and regularly leads parades, performs at concerts, weddings and galas all over the East Riding of Yorkshire. The bagpipes bring a sense of occasion to all events, whether you require a full band, mini band, or solo piper. We have years of experience, and can advise how to tailor the performance(s) to your event.
The band is registered with the North East branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association. Each year the band competes at the indoor contests in the North East. These include Solos, Trios, and Mini Bands, and form an important part of the buildup to the competition season. The nearest Full Band Contests are actually in the Midlands, such as Corby, Birmingham, Ashbourne and Chatsworth.
Competitions provide a great motivation and help raise standards…