When the Pipers Play

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band pleased to announce we are holding a Scottish themed Dinner Dance and Concert on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the Dorest Gardens Hotel in Croydon titled “When the pipers play“.  Come and enjoy a special find raising event and celebrate all things Scottish.  Included in the evening will be Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancing, Brigalong Bush Band, Address to the Haggis, and a Grand Raffle. 

Tickets are on sale now from $69 per person, and $20 for children under 12.  Children under 5 are free.  The evening includes a 3 course meal.  For tickets please telephone 97239728. 

2019 Warrandyte Diary Front Page

The Ringwood Highland Pipeband was featured on the front page of the April 2019 Edition of the Warrandyte Diary local newspaper.

The newspaper is available in print in the local Warrandyte area, and online here. Take a look to see the a great cover photo image of the band and check out the local news in Warrandyte.

2019 Ringwood RSL ANZAC Commemoration

Ringwood Clock Tower

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is honoured to again be performing during the annual Ringwood RSL ANZAC Commemoration ceremony on Sunday 14th April 2019.  As per previous years the band will meet at Ringwood Square at 0900 to march to the Clock Tower where the commemoration ceremony will be held.  Please join us for this solemn ceremony.

Arrival Time

Band members please be ready with your pipes and drums to tune up at 09:00 am.


Please bring your jackets – if its warm there will be cars in the car park where we can leave them if need be.  Better to have them with us. Similarly please bring your Inverness Capes if you have them


There is ample parking in Ringwood Square (corner of Maroondah Hwy and New Street Ringwood).

Some band members will be parking their cars in the Ringwood Railway Station car park just opposite the Ringwood RSL.  I will be running a pseudo shuttle service for pipers and drummers, so if you’d like your car to be at the end of the march please look out for me to give you a lift.  Also, if you do take up this offer, please look out for band members that may need to walk back to the march start and offer to give them a lift to their cars.


  • Meet at 09:00 am in the Ringwood square car park
  • Form up on Seymour Street approx. 09:45 am
  • Step-off time is 10:00 am
  • Commemoration and wreath laying at the clock tower from 10:30 am
  • Reform at 11:00 am and march to the RSL where refreshments are provided.

More information is available from the Ringwood RSL website.

Meeting Point


Route Map Key

  • Orange star = meeting point
  • Red line = main march route
  • Blue Square = Clock tower – location of service
  • Green line = reform and march to the RSL
  • Maroon star = finishing location
  • P in a circle = parking locations at the start and end of the march

Hope to see you there!

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2019 Ringwood Highland Games

The Ringwood Highland games is a regular annual event held to celebrate Scottish culture. An outline schedule of the day and an overview of featured events can be found on the Ringwood Highland Games website.

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is thrilled to continue our involvement in this fantastic event again in 2019 by book-ending the event. We will be leading the Official Party to the main stage to open the games at 9:25 am, and also leading the Parade of Scottish Clans, Dancers, Cadets and Volunteers to the main stage at 4:00 pm ahead of the conclusion of the day.

We will also be competing in the Grade 4 Selection of Marches section at 11:20am in Judging area B.

Please come along for a fantastic celebration of Scottish heritage and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Scotland.

Date:31 March 2019 (Sun)Step Off:9:25 am, 11:20 am, 4:00 pm
Band Arrival Time08:30 amBand TransportOwn
VenueJW Manson Reserve
Selkirk Ave, Wantirna


2019 Croydon Multicultural Festival

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be marching at the Croydon Multicultural Festival in the morning of Sunday 17th March. Details follow.

The band will step off at 9:40 am from the car park near the Croydon cricket club behind main street. We will follow the route map below and finish at the stage at the end of Main street. Once we arrive to the stage the MC will welcome everyone and then we will have a performance on stage from 10.05 am to 10.25 am

Date:Sun 17th MarchStep-off Time:9:40 am
Band Arrival Time:9:00 amBand transport:Own
Venue:Croydon Main Street
Approx Finish:10:25 am

2019 Warrandyte Festival


The Warrandyte Festival is an annual celebration of community, participation and friendship that is held on the banks of the Yarra in March. The Festival is an opportunity for local people, families, schools, community groups and services to come together over a weekend of fun activities. The 2019 Festival will be held from 22 – 24 March 2019. A major part of the festival is the street parade held on Saturday morning where performers and members of the community travel along Yarra Street from central Warrandyte down to Stiggant’s Reserve. The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is pleased to be a regular participant in the Warrandyte festival and we will again be participating in 2019.

Band Members; its a good idea to work together to have some cars up the top of the walk (where we start) and some parked down at Stiggant’s reserve so we can then ferry people to their cars prior to and at the end of the march as it is a bit of a walk otherwise 🙂

Date:23 March 2019Time:11:00am – 12:00pm
Band Arrival Time09:45amBand TransportOwn
Venue 207 Yarra Street
Warrandyte, Victoria 3113 Australia

2018 Christmas Breakup Dinner

XMAS Image

All members are cordially invited to a Musical Christmas Dinner.  The party will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at the Ringwood RSL.

Guests, family and children are also invited but there will be a small charge for them that will be advised shortly.

Colourful Scottish dress is preferred, and please bring your instruments and party tricks!  Santa has been requested to come – but his attendance depends on his busy schedule and how many letters he receives!

An attendance sheet is available with John Wicks.  Please let him know numbers as soon as possible. See you there.  You can call him on 9723-9278.

2018 Remembrance Day commemoration special event


The Ringwood Pipe Band along with other Pipe Bands around the world will play the tune ‘Battle’s O’er’ in public places around the world at 5 pm AEDT on 11 November 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the First World War Armistice. We will join with thousands of pipers and drummers taking part, in shopping centres, on street corners and other places where communities gather.

We will play at the Ringwood Clock Tower, please come along and support this important commemoration.

Date: 11 Nov 2018 (Sat) Start Play: 4:45 pm
Band Arrival Time: 4:00-4:15pm
Estimate Finish: 5:15 pm
Band Meeting Point: Ringwood RSL car park (walk to clock tower) Transport: Own
Band Size: Full Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Ringwood Clock Tower Website: Link
Ringwood RSL car park  

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet in the school car park 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm. (map link https://goo.gl/maps/fFQV8hE6NhM2)

Many bands around Australia are taking part, if you click on the following link you can see a map of all the Australian bands participating.


Parking.  Please arrive between 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm and park at the ringwood RSL. It is a short walk from there to the clock tower.  We start play around 4:45 pm culminating in the Battle’s O’er at 5pm.

See you there!

2018 Maroondah Festival

Maroondah Festival 2018 Logo

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be appearing at the Maroondah Festival on Sunday 11 November 2018.  Event details follow. If you are in the area, come along and enjoy some traditional Scottish highland pipe band tunes.

Date: 11 Nov 2018 (Sun) Start Play: 11:55 am
Band Arrival Time: 11:00am
Estimate Finish: 12:10 pm
Band Meeting Point: Band Marquee (map below) Transport: Own
Band Size: Full-Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Town Park, Norton Road, Croydon Website: Link
Very limited see below for more info.  

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet in the school car park 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm. (map link https://goo.gl/maps/fTH2LYBBS5R2)

Performance Location:  Sounds Stage at the northern end of the athletics track where the community expo is located.

Marquee location: C26 and C27 on the map below.

Parking.  Parking will be a challenge on the day. We will have parking permits for a small number of people to park in the Swinburne Uni car park on Norton road. Norton road is closed for general traffic. You will need a pass to enter. For the rest of us, if you get there early enough you will be able to find parking nearby.  If you arrive later then you may need to walk a bit.  Another option is to park in Eastfield park (Eastfield Road Croydon) and catch one of the shuttle buses to the Festival site.  Buses will run every 10-15 minutes or so.

Chairs.If you plan on sticking around for some time to man the marquee, please bring a chair to sit on. This year we are using festival provided facilities and we are only being supplied 2 chairs.

Festival duration. The festival runs from 10am to 4pm. We will need some people on site from 10am.  If you can please stick around and help us at the marquee for some of the day.  We will be packing up a little early so we can make it to the Remembrance day event in Ringwood.

See you all there Sunday!



2018 Sacred Heart Primary School Fete

A number of pipers and drummers from the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be entertaining the public this coming Saturday at the Sacred Heart Primary School Fete in Croydon Fair.  If you are in the area, come along and enjoy some traditional Scottish highland pipe band tunes.

Date: 10 Nov 2018 (Sat) Start Play: 2:30 pm
Band Arrival Time: 1:45 -2:00 pm
Estimate Finish: 2:50 pm
Band Meeting Point: School Car Park Transport: Own
Band Size: Mini-Band
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Sacred Heart Primary School
Chevalier Drive, Croydon
Website: Link
On site parking or on Chevalier Drive.  

Please see below a map of the location.  We will meet in the school car park 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm.

Performers confirmed as playing:

  • Luke
  • Jenny B
  • Iain C
  • Anthony D.
  • Dave
  • Mick
  • Ian S
  • John
  • Pam
  • Rhonda (Tenor)
  • Brynn (Side Drum)
  • Peter (Bass)

Thanks to all band members participating.