Welcome to the home of the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band!
We are a not for profit community group of pipers and drummers. Our enthusiasm extends to our community to entertain through festivals, weddings and other similar events.
We practice Wednesday nights. Learners from 7pm – 8pm and Main Band from 8pm- 10pm
Ever thought it would be good to be able play Bagpipes or Drums? Come along to Ringwood and you can learn.
As with any musical instrument being able to play Bagpipes requires practice, however there can be much enjoyment along the way. At Ringwood you can join Band as a Learner Member and eventually as you progress to become a Full Playing Band Member. Along the way to becoming a Piper, you learn marching, drill and playing in a group and the basics in reading music.
The Drum Corp have several different types of Drum that are played. These are the Side(snare), Tenor and Bass. Each bring something different to the overall sound of the Band. If you are not sure what interests you, come and see us at practice and we can workout what’s right for you. Pipe Band Drumming uses techniques and skills often not used in kit or rock drumming.
To start you require a practice chanter, some notes to learn off and an experienced player to show you along the way. However before you do anything come down and visit us at practice Depending on how fast you learn its takes between 6-12 months before you have to worry about moving on to the full set of pipes.
To start you require a practice pads and Drum sticks, some notes to learn off and an experienced player to show you along the way. However before you do anything come down and visit us at practice. Depending on how fast you learn its takes between 3-9 months before potentially turning out for the Band, playing simple beatings to start with. If you are new to drumming you will start off as a Learner Member before becoming a Full Playing member of the Band.
Do you have a function or party coming up? Why not hire our band? We can play as a full band, a mini band or just a single piper.
Rates can vary depending on aspects of the function including band size, duration and distance from Ringwood.
For Band Bookings please contact us using the form on this website, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general enquiries please contact us.
The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band Hall meets in The Bill Wilkins Lodge (Old 1st Ringwood Scout Hall) Rosewarne Lane (Off Bedford Road), Ringwood Victoria, 3134. (It says Maroondah Calisthenics Club… but that’s us!)
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Ringwood Highland Pipe Band
P.O. Box 4395
Ringwood, Victoria, Australia 3134