Govan Schools Pipes and Drums Association
It has been proven that Pipe bands give young people skills for life; they promote teamwork, commitment, self-esteem, a sense of discipline and dress, fun and friendship and can even lead to employment opportunities. Pipe bands are also a source of pride and focus for schools and communities. In the longer term, communities are stronger because community bands need new members to survive and to flourish.
6 sets of bagpipes plus 6 snare drums, two tenor drums and a bass drum together with cases, harnesses, slings, drum sticks and mallets equates to approximately £12,000. Tuition equates to approximately £20,000 per annum.
On top of this, further costs include practice chanters, reeds, practice drum pads, public liability insurance, bookkeeping/audit support, rental of halls for band practice, transport to competitions and miscellaneous ancillary items together with ongoing investment in the instruments leads to an estimated operating cost of £35,000 per annum.
Charity No: SCO44971
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