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.

Collaboration & Recruitment

Pipe Major Paul Wright has been competing with 101 Northumbrian Regiment Pipe Band (pictured above), in Grade 3a last year and Grade 2 this year. In return we are expecting to provide 101′s youngsters an opportunity to compete in Grade 4, to gain valuable experience before venturing into the upper grades of the Pipe Band World.

We are playing host to 2 guest pipers from Scunthorpe and District Pipe Band for Chatsworth 2015, and are looking forward to welcoming all the pipers from City of Hull Pipe Band as permenant recruits for 2015.

Find out more here.


The band is available for hire, and regularly leads parades, performs at concerts and galas all over the East Riding of Yorkshire. Come rain or shine, we will not let you down – even if the roads are blocked with snow – some of us will get through!


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…