The City of Adelaide Pipe Band
is a grade two pipe band
, based in City of Adelaide
, South Australia
. The band has won grade one at the 1998 Australian Championships and Grade two in 2008. It placed 4th in grade one at the New Zealand and South Pacific Championships, in Dunedin in 1999. The band is led by Pipe Major
Brett Tidswell and Drum Sergeant Olav Goud, and is a member of the South Australian Pipe Band Association
The City of Adelaide Pipe Band was formed to provide a high level competitive band, and an entertaining alternative to the city's brass band for the public. Forming in 1991, the band wore the Drummond of Perth tartan, and bears the coat of arms of the City of Adelaide on cap badges, pipe banners and drums.
By 1992, the band was already competing in the South Australian competition at a grade two level, and earned its first title at the South Australian Pipe Band Championships, in Greenock
. One year later, it also claimed the Victorian Pipe Band Championships in Ringwood
, while again claiming victory in the South Australian competition — a title that remained in the band's hands for almost two decades.
During 1998, the band competed at a grade one level, and achieved the ultimate title in the Australian Pipe Band world, first place in the Australian Pipe Band Championships
held at Newcastle
. In the same year, the band also received first-place prizes in South Australia (grades one and two) and Victoria (grade one).
More recently, the band moved away... Read More