The Old Scotch Pipes and Drums was established in 2009, comprised mainly of former students of Scotch College who came together to resurrect their piping and drumming skills in a friendly and enthusiastic band setting. Many of those original members are still playing with the band, which has now grown to encompass multiple generations and a broad community of players but still retains the welcoming and encouraging attitude that the band was founded with.
We compete at Grade 4A level in local and interstate competitions and play in support of a number of charitable organisations and at community events around the state, as well as at a variety of OSCA and other Scotch club activities. We are very pleased that we have created a culture that encourages new generations of players to join our band and this has presented us with the opportunity to advance our musical standard and aim for Grade 3 competition level of music and performance.
OSPD includes members from beyond the Old Scotch fraternity as well and welcomes all who share our interest in playing good pipe band music and contributing to the growth of our band within the respectful, friendly culture that we have established.
The band currently practices at the East Malvern RSL in Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern. We practice on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and also conduct Sunday morning practices from 10am to 12.00 noon, particularly in the contest season. We invite you to learn more about the band by visiting the OSPD Web page and Facebook page: www.oldscotchpipesanddrums.com.au