World renowned mid section performer and teacher Tyler Fry has joined the Grade 2 Australian Champions Hawthorn Pipe Band as their new bass drummer.
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.”
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.
Hawthorn took first place in the recent Australian Pipe Band Championships in Brisbane Australia. Check out our winning performances below!
Life membership at Hawthorn is not a long service medal. It is reserved for those who have made a difference to the band and ensured its longevity. At this year’s AGM the band members voted to award Life membership to Mark in recognition of his time with Hawthorn and to recognise his ongoing influence.