Welcome to the official website of Stirling & District Schools Pipe Band
Formed in 1990, our aim is to encourage, promote and provide an opportunity for the playing of bagpipes and drums among young people from all backgrounds within the Central Scotland area. Our members make up an enthusiastic, positive and talented young band, whose participation in performance and competition expands their musical knowledge and develops their social and interpersonal skills.
Chris started piping at the age of 8 years old, originally being taught in the Boys Brigade. Latterly he received tuition from P/M Willie McBride, P/M George Lumsden, P/M Roddy MacLeod M.B.E and Major Gavin Stoddart M.B.E. He went on to graduate from the RSAMD with a BA Scottish Music (Piping) with honours. Some of his band achievements include winning the Worlds in Grade 2 with Drambuie Kirkliston Pipe Band. He is also a keen solo piping competitor and was the winner of the Piobaireachd and Marches at the North American Championships and has featured regularly in the prizes around the games in Scotland and Canada. He took over as Pipe Major for Stirling & District Schools Pipe Band in 2007.
Chris is a member of Grade 1 Band Scottish Power.
David is a member of Grade 1 Band Glasgow Police. He has also played for past Grade 1 World Champions Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band. David has had a successful solo career also and is a past winner of the World Solo Drumming Championships at the juvenile level. He was also leading drummer for the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland from 2004-2008. David holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Glasgow Caledonian University and is a director of his own company D2 Percussion.
David also performs with The Red Hot Chilli Pipers.