Old Colony Highlanders Pipe Band is expanding the drum section and is welcoming experienced drummers of any genre or those wishing to learn. Old Colony Highlanders is the region’s premier bagpipe band and rehearses in Lakeville. The band offers lessons with accomplished musicians in an affirming and rewarding environment. OCH drummers are provided with instruments free of charge for their use while performing with the band. New state of the art drums are on order from Ireland. Drummers need not be previously trained in Scottish style drumming. The band also welcomes experienced bagpipers and those wanting to learn. Fall classes are registering now.
The band will be hosting an Open House at the Lakeville United Church of Christ on October 11at 7:30 pm. The band will perform briefly and be available afterwards to meet with people interested in joining the band or learning bagpipes or drums. Light refreshments will be served and some instruments will be available to try.
Old Colony Highlanders performs throughout eastern Massachusetts, and have just finished the competition season in second place out of one hundred bands in the grade in the eastern United States. Old Colony Highlanders is a multi-generational band. Adults and children as young as 8 are welcome. If you cannot make the open house but wish to learn more about playing with the band, contact Pipe Major Diane Wood-Bielski at 508-947-4383 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.