Gilnahirk Pipe Band

Formed 1919

Annual General Meeting 2011

The Band held its Annual General Meeting for 2011 on Monday 17 October. There was a strong turnout, reflecting the injection of vigour provided by the return to competition in the 2010-11 season.

Members and friends were welcomed by the Chairman, Stephen Jackson, and business was conducted in a friendly and enthusiastic manner. The Band would like to record its thanks to friend and bass-section guru, Greg McClean, who assisted ably with the election of officers.

The Pipe Major, Mervyn Mayes, was re-elected and seems undaunted by the task of steering the Band back up through the placings at next year's competitions!

As usual, discussions were lively and (mostly!) well-informed. Plans for next year include some revisions to the uniform and we should also be seeing some interesting developments in terms of the "branding" of the Band which should give us a whole new look!

One of the most positive features of the past year or so has been the injection of new blood into the Band. Even at the AGM itself, new members were being welcomed into the ranks - a trend which we would be delighted to see continue. If you fancy learning or re-igniting your passion for the pipes or drums, contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or drop us an email to

Although the meeting itself is always enjoyable - it would be easy to be suspicious that the attendance is more because of the cup of tea afterwards - at least it is nice to see the Chairman mucking in!