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Pipes & Drums

Merchiston Castle School senior Pipe Band perfoming in front of the main school building during the celebrations for the Coro

Hearing the sound of pipes & drums in Scotland is a very stirring experience. At Merchiston your son has the opportunity to join our brilliant Pipes & Drums programme and grow their music talent.

Under the expert leadership of Mr Warren, Pipes & Drums at Merchiston presents an incredible opportunity for pupils who would like to progress their skills in the discipline, whilst also offering a supportive space to those who would like to take up piping and/or drumming for the very first time. 

The Pipe Band is a unique fusion of music and sport and allows pupils to gain confidence in perfoming and developing those all important teamwork skills.The Pipe Band performs and competes regularly locally, nationally and internationally - as well as featuring in our School events such as our annual Burns Supper and our Open Days. Our spacious grounds are a perfect backdrop for Band practice!

Mr Warren himself is a member of the Grade 1 World Champion Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band and regularly performs with the world famous Red Hot Chilli Pipers; he teaches passionately and your son couldn't be in more capable hands!


Mr Warren, Director of Pipes & Drums