Last week Tuesday (24 April) the Pipe Band travelled to Amanzimtoti to prepare for the first National Championship Gathering of the season. After not seeing each other for the whole holiday, a few days of intensive work were in order.
With the preparation done and the competition day upon the band there was a slight scare when the bus was not able to drive due to a hydraulic fault. Thankfully the Pretoria Boys High School band was staying down the road and made it possible for the band to get to the ground in time to warm up. For this we are very grateful and would like to thank them for their assistance.
The College band finished second in the March Selection to KES and second in the March, Strathspey and Reel event to Jeppe in a field of 8 school bands. This meant that the trophy for overall winners was presented to the College band.
The band is congratulated on their success which came down to a huge amount of hard work and positivity in their approach to the challenges that faced them.