By supporting the traditions and ongoing development of Scottish piping and drumming, via this site we hope to build linkages between alumni of Scotch College (Melbourne, Australia), former members of the Scotch College Pipes & Drums, and other pipe bands both within Australia and internationally.
With formal teaching of piping & drumming at
the school dating back continuously over more than 60
years, and many former band members going on to play in
world-class (even several World Champion) bands, it seemed
appropriate to actively encourage our young pipers
and drummers to continue playing and developing their
musical skills beyond their school years – and
to provide a venue for older alumni to rediscover their
art together with past colleagues in an atmosphere of
friendship and camaraderie.
While the Old Scotch Pipes & Drums (OSP&D) members
compete in various solo playing competitions, it also
aims to keep enjoyment a high priority along with exploring
a variety of other Scottish cultural traditions.
We invite other pipe bands, pipers and drummers, to contact us in the spirit of mutual enthusiasm for piping and drumming, to share musical scores, experiences, stories and tips, and we especially welcome all old collegians and former members of the Scotch College pipe band.