Join the Westford Ff Pipes & Drums at this weekend’s NH Highland Games at Loon Mtn in Linclon NH. We will be taking part in the Massed Bands opening ceremony at 12pm, competing in the Grade 5 event at 3pm and then participating in the closing ceremonies at 5pm. In between we will be enjoying the sights and sounds of the entire games.
Wow August already. The band had a very successful June and July with participation at the Lowell and Westford Flag Day ceremonies on June 14th.
We proudly participated in Fourth of July parades in Raymond NH and Pepperell MA. July 4th found us in Raymond NH. We played to a very energetic and appreciative crowd the entire length of the parade route. We managed to dodge the raindrops and finished the day with a relaxing cookout at Pipe Sgt Tustin’s house. Our thanks to our hosts Rick and Ges for a nice afternoon. July 5th we were in Pepperell MA for thier parade. The crowds lined the route pretty much from start to finish. Outstanding job by the band to give those crowds a great performance through the entire route.
It was a busy month of May for the Band. We kicked off our parade season with the annual Westford Apple Blossom parade on May 17th. The skies cleared just in time for a great parade. Memorial Day ceremonies kept the band busy with the Lowell Memorial Day ceremony on May 18th, The Page Hilltop Elementary School in Ayer on May 23rd, the Westford Memorial Day parade on May 25th. Pipe Sgt Rick Tustin piped in the colors for the opening ceremony for the 8th Annual Northeast Youth Firesetting conference in Natick on May 15th and we ended the month doing the opening ceremony for the 4th Annual Eric Currie Memorial Bike Ride fundraiser in Lowell on May 31st.
The Westford Ff Pipe & Drums would like to thank everyone who made our April 19th fundraiser a huge success. A fun night was had by all.
A special shout out to Stu Paul, Andrew Paul, Peter Sargent and Mike Harris form the Scots Highland Pipe Band who joined us on stage to perform.
Competition season has begun and our members and instructors are taking part in solo competitions.
April 5th NH Indoor games – Pipe Sgt Rick Tustin took 1st place in the Grade 4 Sr Piobaireachd Ground
Instructor Cam Webster had an outstanding day taking 1st place in Grade 1 piping in the Hornpipe & Jig, the MSR and a 4th in the Piobaireachd and in Grade 2 snare took 1st in MSR and Hornpipe & Jig