Sports and Cultural

St Andrew’s College Pipe Band

The St Andrew's College Pipe Band were crowned the world champions in the juvenile grade at the 2013 World Pipe Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. The band was formed in 1919 and has existed continually ever since. The band is consistently New Zealand's best at school level, and at the World Championships in Scotland was rated the third best in 2007 and fifth best in 2010.

The skirl of the pipes is an integral part of daily life at the College. You will hear it at assemblies, at sports fixtures, at prizegiving and at many other special events and occasions. It is a sound that will evoke powerful emotions and, after you leave St Andrew’s, become a treasured reminder of your years here.

Over 100 students are involved with the ‘A’ and ‘B’ bands. Each year, the players stage a spectacular public concert called ‘StAC Attack’. This involves all band members – from the very youngest to the very oldest – as well as a variety of supporting musicians and dancers. StAC Attack is a feast for the senses that leaves audiences stunned at the level of talent possessed by such young performers.

The band is also in high demand to play at public events such as the A & P Show.

The College offers scholarships to talented pipers and drummers from other schools to assist with their transition to St Andrew’s. For more information, please click the ‘Scholarships’ link above.

For more information about the pipe band, email or telephone Pipe Band Manager Graeme Bryce 03 940 4036.

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