Hawthorn announce Shedden as new LD

The Grade 2 Australian Champions Hawthorn Pipe Band have announced Steven Shedden as their new Lead Drummer.

PM Kyle Warren said, “It’s very exciting to welcome Steven to the band. He has played at the very top of Grade 1 for over a decade since the age of 13. He has won every Grade 1 drum corps title during his time with Boghall and Bathgate, Shotts and Dykehead and Spirit of Scotland and more recently was a member of the Glasgow Police. He has won 2 World Solo Drumming Juvenile titles and this year he was one point from making the World Solo Drumming Final. To have someone of his calibre who is active and hungry living in Australia made him the perfect fit for the band.”

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Hawthorn take Grade 2 ACT Championship Title

Hawthorn travelled to Canberra in early October for the ACT Championships.  The band aired new music in both the MSR and Medley sections and came out on top placing 1st in both elements ahead of the Pipe band Club from Sydney.  Canberra concludes a successful 2018 for the band after claiming the Grade 2 Australian Championship title back in April.  The band will now take a break ahead of an exciting and busy 2019, including a first trip to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships in the band’s 104 year history.