Davidson’s Mains and District Pipe Band was formed in 2012 Pipe Major Clare Miller after being constantly asked by one of her pupils (Ewen Napier) when was she going to set up a pipe band to allow him to further his piping. From this point the band organically evolved.
Clare teaches piping and drumming to children in and around the Davidson’s Mains area of Edinburgh. Once the children reach the required standard they can join the band.
The original band started competing at Novice Juvenile grade with limited resources and donated drums. They competed at the World Championships in 2012, their first experience of a Major Championship.
In 2013 with the help of sponsorship and fundraising the band started their competitive career in earnest, finishing at the bottom of the table to begin with, they slowly moved up the rankings whilst competing throughout the season.
In 2014 with the aid of grants the band was able to purchase brand new Adante drums and all the children were kitted out in uniform, there was a huge sense of pride in the way the band now looked.
Also in 2014 the band became a registered charity SCO 444734
At the start of the 2015 season it was decided to regrade the band to Grade 4 with new members starting a Novice Juvenile band thus allowing all members of the band to compete.
2015 was a fantastic season for the grade 4 band.