Davidson’s Mains and District Pipe Band was formed by Pipe Major Clare Miller in 2010 and was one of the first new independent Edinburgh bands for pupils at local authority schools.
2016 saw the ‘senior band’ with 25 members aged between 10 and 17, entering the adult grading as a Grade 4b band. There are also 25 members competing in the Novice Juvenile grading.
The majority of band members attend The Royal High School, Edinburgh and Davidson’s Mains Primary school with both piping and drumming tuition delivered in school by PM Clare Miller. Playing in Hunting Stewart of Appin Tartan the Grade 4b band compete in Local and National competitions over the summer and entertain at major events in the city including playing with The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, accompanying The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra at their Hogmanay celebration, parades and events around the city and internationally. 2016 finished on a high being place 5th in Grade 4b at the World Pipe Band Championships as well as Champion of Champions for the second year running. We have had a great start to the 2017 season including our entry to The Scottish Schools Freestyle section with Ed Sheeran’s Castle On The Hill which has had 156 thousand Facebook views and comments from all around the world. We have also had competition success already this year, being placed 4th in Grade 4b at The British Championships in Paisley and 5th at The Scottish Championships in Dumbarton at the end of July.