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Ever wanted to play the drums or pipes? Here’s how

Have you ever wanted to join a band?

Well there is no time like the present.

The City of Ipswich Pipe Band’s education arm, Greater Ipswich College of Piping and Drumming is inviting aspiring musicians to their annual open day on Saturday, 6 February.

If it’s having a jig you prefer, the McCullough Highland Dancing studio will also be on hand for those who would like to sign up to learn highland dancing.

The Greater Ipswich College of Piping and Drumming offer private lessons for bagpipes, snare drum and tenor drum with highly experienced tutors.

After mastering the basics, students will progress into performing with the City of Ipswich Pipe Band at local community events along with competitions throughout Queensland.

Pipe Major Nick Tomkins said the City of Ipswich Pipe Band is one of the most youthful community pipe bands in Australia, due to the success of our Greater Ipswich College of Piping and Drumming initiative.

“We have a culture of making fantastic quality music while retaining a fun and family focus,” Mr Tomkins said.

“It has been humbling to see so many new friendships form with our current student base, and I can’t wait to welcome new young students to our band family.”

The open day at the City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall in Limestone Park, at 4pm until 5pm on Saturday, 6 February.

Those interested in attending should register their interest at [email protected].

Those who are interested but can’t make that time can arrange a separate session.

For more information about the College visit

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