Hard cases are an easier option for CIYPB drummers

CIYPB drum cases
The Drum Corps of City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band receive new drum cases at band practise. (Left to Right) back row: Stevie Spencer, Cameron Lewis, Caleb Dryburgh, Catherine MacNeill, Jordan Cooper. Middle row: Emma Lewis, Jake Tonkin, Ewan Spink, Mya Bradley. Front row: Georgi McMinn, Craig Mackay, Cara Ross, Hannah Murray.

Drummers with the City of Inverness Youth Pipe band (CIYPB) were delighted this week to receive new hard cases for their drums, thanks to funding received from the Inverness Common Good Fund.

The band recently took delivery of 10 new multi-coloured Promenade Music “Hard Case” drum cases for 6 snares, 3 tenors and the band’s bass drum, with an additional storage case for accessories.

Drum Major David Murray said: “Thanks to The Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee support through the Inverness Common Good Fund we have been able to buy these new hard cases for the band’s drums.

“Not only will the cases protect the band’s drum kit, they will make life a lot easier to store and transport the drums to and from band practises, competitions and engagements.

“Band members and parents are especially delighted with the wheels and individual colouring of the cases which will make it easier to move the kit around and for drummers to find their own drum when the band is travelling together on parade!”

Provost of Inverness, Cllr Helen Carmichael said: “Inverness City Area Committee is pleased to support the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band through the Inverness Common Good Fund. In recent months the band has performed at Inverness Bonfire and Fireworks display, Charleston Christmas Fete and for shoppers on Hogmanay afternoon. I am pleased that the Common Good Funding is being used to support the band as they grow and develop further.”

The City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band is a registered charity with a parent and volunteer-managed committee. The band meets on Monday evenings during school terms. Tuition is led by Highland Council music instructors as an extension to the Council’s Instrumental Tuition Service and by volunteers. Band members are principally, but not exclusively, from the Inverness area. 

For further information visit the band’s Facebook.

10 Jan 2017
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