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Lathallan on a high note at Aberdeen Highland Games

The Lathallan School Pipe Band won the Novice Junior Shield and the Novice Junior Drumming Shield at the Aberdeen Highland Games

The Lathallan School Pipe Band won the Novice Junior Shield and the Novice Junior Drumming Shield at the Aberdeen Highland Games

Lathallan School Pipe Band won the Novice Junior Shield and the Novice Junior Drumming Shield at Aberdeen Highland Games on Sunday.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the band has been involved in a number of fantastic musical opportunities.

These include playing ‘Flower of Scotland’ at the Scotland versus Tonga International at Pittodrie, opening the Glasgow Sevens tournamen, and taking part in a major Scottish festival in Belgium to crowds of thousands.

Alongside this, Lathallan School pupil and Pipe Band Major, Alexander Sanger (17) travelled to Belgium to play at the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Menin Gate, Ypres in November.

This solemn occasion was overseen by the HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Senior Colonel, Household Division and Colonel, Grenadier Guards, with HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium.

His performance was televised live on 92 TV channels around the world.

Alexander also piped Stonehaven into 2014 with Auld Lang Syne at the bells ,headlining with Simple Minds.

In recent years, the pipe band has grown to over 30 boys and girls, as pupils recognise the importance of taking part in the amazing musical opportunities available.

 

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