Pipes & Drums


"The Champion of Champions 2003,2004,2006,2007,2008 and 2009"

The Transvaal Scottish Pipes and Drums is South Africa's oldest and most well-known pipe band. The band has a rich heritage dating back to 1902 and it enjoys a massive local following.

THE BAND
The Transvaal Scottish Pipes and Drums has for many years been amongst the elite of South African pipe bands and in recent years has dominated the national competition circuit. Many of the band members are solo champions in their own right and the remarkable success of the band is testimony to the dedication and talent of the individuals involved. The band has also begun to attract drumming talent representing the richness of indigenous South African musical culture. The wealth of talent in the band which has been recognised consistently by senior international judges makes it arguably a showpiece of South African achievement in its field.

The band comprises 2 competing bands, the Transvaal Scottish "A" band (grade 2) and the Transvaal Scottish "B" band (grade 4). In accordance with international grading standards, South Africa's premier grade for competing bands is grade 2.

Drum Majors 2006:
Senior Drum Majors - Anthony Evans (Tvl Scottish "A") - South African Champion
Junior Drum Majors - Tshitso Koloko (Tvl Scottish "B") - South African Champion.

RESULTS

2009
Gauteng Provincial Regional Champions
South African Champion of Champions
Champion of Champions

2008
Gauteng Provincial Regional Champions
South African Champion of Champions
Champion of Champions
SA Champion Drum Major

2007
Gauteng Provincial Regional Champions
South African Champion of Champions
Champion of Champions
SA Champion Drum Major, Senior and Juniors

2006
Gauteng Provincial Regional Champions
South African Champion of Champions
Champion of Champions
SA Champion Drum Major

2005
Gauteng Provincial Regional Champions

2004
Gauteng Provincial Regional Champions
South African Champion of Champions

2003
Gauteng Provincial Regional Champions
South African Champion of Champions

Tartans
The regimental tartan is the "Murray of Atholl" and is worn by the Transvaal Scottish drummers. The pipers wear the "Murray of Tullibardine". Both tartans symbolise the regiment's connections to the Duke of Atholl the founding member who granted the right to the use of these tartans and thus symbolising the link back to the Atholl Highlanders.

Regimental Badge
The regimental badge worn by all band members depicts a Scottish thistle on a scroll bearing the motto Alba num Buadh (Gaelic for "Well done, Scotland" or "Scotland, home of the virtues". It is surrounded by a heraldic strap and buckle bearing the regiment's name, all on the Star of the Order of the Thistle.

Regimental March
The regimental march of the Transvaal Scottish is the "Atholl Highlanders".

CONTACT
  Members and interested parties are invited to submit letters and articles of interest to :
The Pipe Major
Transvaal Scottish Regimental Pipes and Drums
P.O.Box 66283
Broadway
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Republic of South Africa
 
Find out more about us on the Transvaal Scottish Regimental Pipe Band web site


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