Contact Person: Nancy Martin
Phone: (+64) 27 235 5445
Month of AGM: June
Band Practices: Juveniles at 6pm and Grade 3 at 7pm Wednesdays, Manawatu Scottish Society Hall Princes Street Palmerston North
Piping Enquiries: Kevin Sinclair
Drumming Enquiries: Ben Walkley
Parades Enquiries: Nancy Martin
Tartan: Muted Crawford
The Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band organisation can trace its origins back to 1923 when it was known as the Manawatu Highland Pipe Band.
The Grade 3 band started as a learner band in the early 1980’s and competed in grade 4 for the first time at the Jenny Mair Highland Square Day, Palmerston North in 1982. The band’s first music directors at that time were Pipe Major Dennis Pierce and the late Drum Sergeant Jock McKenzie along with other members of the Manawatu Scottish Society.
It now competes in Grade 3 at New Zealand contests having won the 2010 NZ Pipe Band Championships in Grade 3 at Masterton. That same year the Band also won the Australian Championship and South Pacific Championship.
The band performs regularly at public events in the Palmerston North and greater Manawatu each year, often combining with the Manawatu Scottish No.1 Pipe Band. Notable Achievements: Won NZ Pipe Band National Championships Grade 3 – 2010 Won Australian Pipe Band National Championships Grade 3 – 2010 1st NZ Pipe Band National Championships Grade 3 – 2020 2nd in NZ Pipe Band National Championships Grade 3 – 2017 & 2019.
The Band practices on Wednesday nights at the Manawatu Scottish Society Hall in Berryman’s Lane, Palmerston North.