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Glasgow here we come!

We have waited for you eagerly. Months of intense preparations come to an end. Now the adventure starts at last. The band exudes great enthusiasm and energy.

Our next step is the competition in Angelbachtal Germany on July 9th.

Glasgow here we come! 😍😘

Worlds 2016

The pipe band season reaches its climax at the annual World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. Bands from all over the globe (Orient, Oxident, Australia and America) meet up to give their best at the topmost Pipe Band competitions. A win at these competitions is one of the highest honours a Pipe Band can achieve.

In August 2016 the Swiss Midland Pipe Band will actively take part in this exceptional event.

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SMPB to

World Pipe Band Championships 2016

in Glasgow

The Band

From Edinburgh to Glasgow, from the stormy Shetland islands in the far north to the Southern Uplands in the south, pipe music is the musical pulse of Scotland. The Swiss Midland Pipe Band takes up this pulse and gives it a voice in Switzerland. Whether famous marches and slow airs such as Scotland the Brave and Amazing Grace or traditional Strathspeys and Reels, the band gives expression to the many facets of the Scottish bagpipes in their music.

The Pipe Band competitions are an extremely important part of the bagpipe culture in Scotland.  Not only do they serve as a means for bands to reflect on their own current standard, but also act as an incentive towards perfecting their musical prowess. To maintain their high musical standard, the Swiss Midland Pipe Band regularly takes part in national and international competitions. Evidence of their musical ability is reflected in their many successes over the years. They were Swiss Champions in 2004 and 2009, and currently hold the Swiss Vice-Champion title.

Time Line

Our Time Line to the Worlds 12./13. August 2016 in Glasgow

Competition Angelbachthal 2015

Samstag, 11. Juli 2015. BAG Grade 4 Pipe Band Competition
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Pipe Band Workshop

Workshop for the Swiss Bagpipe Championships
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Swiss Bagpipe Championships 2015

Result: 2nd place at the Swiss Championships 2015.
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MSR Warm Up Workshop

28.11.2015 MSR Warm Up Workshop in Zofingen with Silvio Unternährer, Pipe Major Pipes and Drums of Basel
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MSR Band Workshop

Band Workshop for Pipe, Bass, Snare, Tenor und Pipe Major. SFR 350 3 Days Workshop +3 Bonus-Onboarding-Worksshop
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Pipe Band Competition

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Pipe Band Workshop

Pipe Band Workshop
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Competition Angelbachthal 2016

Samstag, 09. Juli 2016. BAG Grade 4 Pipe Band Competition
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Pipe Band Workshop

Pipe Band Workshop
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World Pipe Band Championships 2016

The World's biggest Pipe Band Championships: The Worlds 2016 takes place in Glasgow on Fri xx and Sat xx August.
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Videos

The Swiss Midland Pipe Band live performances are very often documented by guests. Our  videos can be seen on our Youtube channel.

Be a friend!

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Be a friend! A fleeting thought becomes an idea which settles in the mind, becomes a dream and then becomes a longing which strives to become reality.

The SWISS MIDLAND PIPE BAND is making their dream become reality, and is on its way to “the Worlds” in August 2016 in Glasgow.

Be part of this dream becoming reality. Become a friend and take advantage of various special offers! Book the band for your event and profit from a Worlds´ special offer.  Support our project on wemakeit.com. Be a friend of SMPB!

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Together let us make our “Worlds 2016” idea reality. Support our project on wemakeit.com!

We have some really great Worlds´ special packages prepared for you. Grab them while stocks last!

Heads up, our wemakeit project starts soon.

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Join the Band!

We enjoy seeing new faces in the band!

Are you an enthusiastic bagpiper, snare or tenor drummer? Get in touch with us.

The band plays in large and small formations at many events each year. So there are ample opportunities to show what you can do live  🙂

Do you want to learn the bagpipe, snare or tenor drumming?

The band regularly teaches young talent. All instruction is in accordance with the rules of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association. Please get in touch with us!

Rehearsals: Every Monday and Thursday

7:30  pm – 10:00 pm

Bookings

The Swiss Midland Pipe Band is a young, fresh and honest band which can stir the deepest feelings of all Scotland fans. Treat yourself to this experience and book the Swiss Midland Pipe Band as highlight for your event.