Drummers from The Scots School Albury Pipe Band win Glasgow competition

THE Scots School Albury Pipe Band’s Scottish tour has brought individual success for two Border drummers.

Damon Wright and Charlotte Maskus each won their respective snare and tenor drumming sections at this week’s Drumming for Drinks competition in Glasgow.

The annual event at Strathclyde University was part of the Piping Live week of celebrations leading into the World Pipe Band Championships.

Scots head of teaching Alison Mitchell said 10 year-old Damon, the touring party’s youngest member, wowed the crowd.

“Not only with his technique on the snare drum but with his courage and shy smile when he knew it was all going well,” she said.

“Charlotte Maskus loves the stage and there was no stopping her as the crowd went wild over her dance routine incorporating fancy flourishes with her tenor drum sticks.”

The pipe band has been performing at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo each night and on Saturday will compete at the world championships in Glasgow.

Mrs Mitchell said the Scots group had received a great public response.

“People rush to talk to band members, take selfies with them or to get them to sign a souvenir,” she said.

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