1066 Pipes and Drums
The band is a military style marching band concentrating on three key areas:
All band members are adorned in the famous Royal Stewart Tartan and doublets with gold braid. Our other distinguishing feature is our bright red hackle in our feather bonnets, an honour bestowed upon the band by the famous regiment of The Black Watch.
In 2012 the world famous folk band, The Chieftains invited us to support them at their 50th Anniversary Tour at The Brighton Dome, where the audience danced their way through the aisles.
More recently we performed at The Amex Football Stadium, the home of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, as a support act for the legendary singer Rod Stewart.
Additionally, the band has played at Tattoos, Carnivals, Village Fetes as well as Weddings, Burns Nights and New Year’s Eve’s celebrations.
The band is based in Hastings, East Sussex, England, however members come from Eastbourne and as far as Hove to practice and enjoy the skirl of the pipes. The band has over the years had members who have served in her majesty’s armed forces, however most of us are civilians who all embrace the most important qualities of this band which are friendship, loyalty and motivation combined with the desire to perform to those who enjoy the sound of the highlands.