The Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums (ASPD) is a “street” (non competition) band . The band as a whole is currently playing in a grade 5-4 range, and the pipe section in a 4-3 range. All pipers and drummers are welcome to join us.
The band is designed to have two levels – parade band and performance band. At this time all members are in both levels. The parade band plays Massed Band tunes and similar level marches as well as a couple of slow aires/marches. The performance band adds March-Strathspey-Reel medleys, as well as Jig Sets and Hornpipe sets to the mix.
The Full Band practices Thursday Evenings. Occasionally we hold an extra full band practice the Friday before the parade/performance as needed.
In addition, we are exploring having a sub-band inspired by the Red Hot Chili Pipers that we are calling “Bagpipe Rock”.
Note: Membership in the Airdrie Gaelic Society is automatic with joining the band.