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Pipes in the Park

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Pipes in the Park

Pipes in the Park

Pipes in the Park By Pipes in the Park

Pipes in the Park - the stirring sounds of pipes and drums in Lower Castle Park throughout the day, culminating in the Massed Bands playing Highland Laddie as a Salute to the Mayor of Colchester

Colchester Idea stage

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As well as putting on a musical spectacular for local people, we want pipers and drummers to challenge themselves to improve through competition. It costs around £7000 to stage the event, including provision of qualified judges from Scotland, PR system , additional toilets, so we are seeking help with fundraising.

What we'll deliver:

  • improve advance publicity
  • provide additional toilet facilities on the day to cater for the public
  • through use of qualified judges, maintain high musical standards

Why it's a great idea:

The public loves to hear and see pipes and drums, and from the car park to the arena they can be in amongst the music all day. "Pipes in the Park" effectively replaces the military tattoos of the past, and is free to the public. It promotes good musicianship, showcases talent and keeps the Scottish tradition alive in southern England. It may even encourage youngsters to take up an instrument

Steps to get it done:

  • arrange judges
  • book Castle Park and get onto the Colchester Events Calendar
  • send out date (18 June 17) to all pipe bands - done 17 Feb 17
  • identify stallholders

This is the 24th year of our event, and it is the only outdoor pipe band contest still left south of the Wash. Bands and their families enjoy coming to Colchester as Castle Park is such a fantastic venue, so we help to boost a positive image of the town.


Location Colchester

About the space

Lower Castle Park


Colchester Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £

Other - £0 (100%)

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