16 Jan 2012

The 2012 Pipe Band ranks are as follows:

  • Pipe Major – Douglas Stangroom
  • Drum Major – Tinashe Tapera
  • Pipe Sgt – Jonathan Whitaker
  • Drum Sgt – Nicholas Khaminwa
  • Pipe Corporal – Jawaad White
  • Drum Lance Corporal – Corey Blignaut

The band has this year been divided into two groups A and B. In an aim to expose the band to international standards, The St John`s College Pipes and Drums Band has invited two international piping and drumming instructors, Mr Bob Worrall from Canada and Mr Douglas Stronach from Scotland to conduct workshops and examinations with both the A and B band on behalf of the Royal Scottish Pipe Bands Association Education Centre. The international instructors will arrive in Harare on Sunday 26 of February and depart on Monday 5 of March 2012.

The pipe band started the term on a sad note, performing at two funeral services, one for Mr John Loveridge, a teacher at St John`s College and for Mr McMillan a renowned business man in the country.

A number of pipers and drummers have been selected to take part in the 2012, National Institute of Allied Arts Festival. Preparations for this event have already started and the band anticipates great results.