The Brisbane Boys' College Pipe Band, formed in 1940, is the most widely recognised performing group of BBC. Boys of all ages may enrol for instruction in pipes or drums to eventually qualify as members of the band.
Band and drill practice is conducted on Friday afternoons after school. Private instrumental tuition is available during the week for both pipes and side drum. This is administered by the Music Department. Instruction in bass and tenor drum is provided in small classes prior to full band practices on Friday afternoons.
The College provides all members of the band with a uniform (military pattern). The band tartan is Hunting McLean which incorporates the College colours.
The Pipe Band traditionally performs at the ANZAC parade in the city and the College's music concerts and speech nights. Most public performances, such as hospital and school fetes, take place on Saturdays during Terms 2 and 3.
Daytime performance: Hunting McLean ancient tartan kilt, sporran, spats, flashes, Glengarrie (all supplied), green school shirt and Pipe Band pullover as instructed for performances in colder weather.
Evening Performances: As above with long sleeved white shirt.
Mr Steve Stanley
DIRECTOR OF PIPE BAND
T +61 7 3309 3520