DIRECT FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND CONTINUING THE CELEBRATION OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY
The World Famous Pipes & Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS
Star Attraction at 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Australian Tour
A SCOTTISH SPECTACULAR
25 Musicians, Dancers and Singers Live On-Stage
PERFORMING IN FULL CEREMONIAL UNIFORM
Direct from Edinburgh, Scotland, The World Famous Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS will be performing at The Events Centre, Caloundra on Sunday 9th October at 2.00pm.
A Star Military Band as featured on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will feature 25 musicians, dancers and singers in full ceremonial uniform live on-stage. Continuing the celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday, The World Famous Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS will perform a series of special concerts.
The Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS are notably the highest profile of the British Military Concert Bands. The Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS are world famous - achieving a Classical Brit Award in 2008 for best album "Spirit of the Glen: Journey", partly recorded while on operations in Iraq in 2008. Regularly performing at high-profile engagements worldwide The Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS have achieved some major success in the Music Industry. In 1972 they garnered No.1 in the Music Charts for 5 Weeks with "Amazing Grace", selling over 7-million copies worldwide. This was followed by major hits such as "The Last Of The Mohicans", "Highland Cathedral", "Dances With Wolves", "Soldier, Soldier", "The Braveheart Trilogy" and "Going Home" featuring Songwriter/Guitarist Mark Knopfler. Every year they are featured in the World Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is televised worldwide to 45 million people and they are constantly in demand for international competitions, concerts and parades.
The Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS won the World Championships in Grade 2 in 1982 under Pipe Major John Allan. The following year the band was upgraded to Grade 1 where it stayed for nearly 10 years followed by many World Championships over the years. A particularly successful year was 1987 under Pipe Major John Bruce. The then Commanding Officer, Lt Col Melville Jameson, allowed the band to spend the complete summer in Scotland to compete. It was during this time that it gained 5th at the British Championships, 4th at the European Championships and 10th place at the World Championships.
The Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS promises to be a spectacular concert that will give audiences a whole new experience in classic pipe tunes along with some modern arrangements and a rare insight into the talent and a stature of one of the greatest Scottish bands of all time.
"Rousing the spirit and the heart.... a musical journey with Scotland's Senior Regiment!" Douglas Doherty – scotdisk.uk
The Pipes and Drums of THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS
VENUE: The Events Centre, Caloundra
DATE: Sunday 9th October
TIME: 2.00pm Show
TICKETS: Full Price: $89.90 / Pensioner, Students & Child 2-16 years: $84.90 / Groups 8+:
BOOKINGS: Call 5491 4240 or visit www.theeventscentre.com.au
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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