Lochryan Pipe Band


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Community Pipe Band Hall needs a new roof!

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Our band is the hub of the community, playing at everything from gala days to charity fundraisers to the annual Armistice parade, as well as representing the town at competitions across the country. Volunteers provide free tuition for children from the age of 6, and the skills and sense of belonging they get from being part of a band with members who have been there since they themselves were children, is an invaluable life-lesson in loyalty and giving back to the community they live in.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

Although the hall belongs to the band (the result of a bequest 50 years ago) all the band's finances are committed to instruments and uniforms, with the hall now requiring a major refurbishment. Tate minute, equipment is at risk of being damaged by damp, and the long-term consequence is the community would end up without any band, which would be a sad loss to our town and the wider community.

"Lochryan Pipe Band has been an important part of our community for almost 90 years, and it's going from strength to strength. Restoring our hall means we can concentrate on playing in the community for the next 90 years!' John Harvey, Pipe Major."

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