Brisbane Boys’ College Students Hit High Note With National Pipe Band Win

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Did you know that the BBC Number 3 Band clinched first place for Brisbane Boys’ College Toowong at the Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships in Warwick?


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Composed primarily of Junior School and Year 7 students, the band beat out stiff competition to take home the top prize in their division.

Brisbane Boys College has three pipe bands, along with a learner program, with a history of service to the school and community that dates back to 1940. The bands cater to various levels of pipers or drummers, from beginner to advanced.

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All together, the BBC Pipe Band has had numerous local and international achievements, including at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the World Pipe Band Championships. The Band also participates in biennial competition tours to Scotland.

In a post on BBC’s social media page, the school expressed delight at the Number 3 Band’s extraordinary accomplishment, congratulating the talented group of young musicians for the dedication and teamwork that led to this championship title. The school also won the championship title in the Development category.

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About the The Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships

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The Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships brings together top young performers from around the country to compete in one of the most prestigious competitions for budding pipers and drummers.

The inaugural Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships and Australian Solo Championships took place at SCOTS PGC College in Warwick from September 29-30, marking the first time these prestigious competitions for young pipers and drummers have been held.

The event commenced with focused development opportunities such as workshops and recitals for developing youth Pipe Band organisations.

In the Juvenile A division, BBC came in second place behind Scotch College Melbourne who finished first. 


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The students from the Brisbane Boys’ College also placed first in the Marches competition ahead of Knox Grammar and the SCOTS PGC Warwick Development band who came in third and fourth place respectively.

Published 5-October-2023