About Us-BIDEFORD YOUTH PIPE BAND

About Us-BIDEFORD YOUTH PIPE BAND

About Us

About the Bideford Youth Pipe Band
FORMED - The band started in 1991 and is made up of youngsters between the ages of 10 and 18 and their teachers. The band has grown into the popular band it is today that can be seen performing all over the South West in carnivals and parades etc.​has grown into the popular band it is today that can be seen performing all over the South West in carnivals and parades etc.

TARTAN - We wear the Ancient Lamont tartan. In 2000, the band were formally given permission to wear the Lamont tartan by Peter Noel Lamont of that Ilk, 29th Chief of the Clan Lamont. Traditionally only people belonging to the Lamont Clan were entitled to wear the tartan. People with the following surnames are entitled to wear the Lamont tartan:- LAMB - BLACK - LUCAS - PATRICK - TURNER - WHITE - BROWN - BURDEN.

SAFETY OF THE BAND - All our adults have enhanced DBS checks, these were previously known as CRB checks. The safety of the youth members in the band is very important to the leaders, we have a strict no alcohol rule when with the youth members. Also Key members of the band have had child protection and safeguarding training.
Memorable Band 
Moments 
November 1st 2002 - The band had the privilege of playing for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh when he visited Bideford.

August 2005 - The band travelled to Edinburgh to take part in Pipefest, where they join up with 10,000 other pipers and drummers to break a world record for the biggest pipe band in the world.

August 7th 2010 - The band organised PIPEFEST TINTAGEL. This was part of a worldwide gathering of Pipers & Drummers of which this event was the only one in England.

April 2011 - The band went to America to play in the New York Tartan Day Parade and to visit and play in Bideford's new twin town of Manteo in North Carolina.

June 2014 - The band were invited to take part in the D-Day Anniversary, where they also took part in the unveiling of the statue to D-Day Piper Bill Millin.
Bideford Youth Pipe Band
Roll of Honour
Chieftain
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Lennard Burden
Diana Burden
Ian Harper
Lennard Burden
George McLauchlan
Diana Burden
D/M Chris Knott
Royston Johns
Alasdair Barclay
Pat Ferguson
Robert Ferguson B.E.M.
Tony Inch
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Sid and Mary Inch
Bart Lesslie
Maureen Humphries
Sue Mills
Jennie Moffatt
Sam Robinson
Simon Inch
Jane Steer
Colin Rice
Frank Webber
Doug Bushby
Phil Pester
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Pipe Major
1991 -
2002 -
 1999 Jimmy Young
        Gaylena Humphries
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Piper of the Year
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Nicole Mason
Victoria Smale
Victoria Smale
Victoria Smale & Spencer Dennis
Spencer Dennis
Victoria Smale
Rachel Babb
Rachel Babb
Abbie Short
Abbie Short
Amy Henderson
Laura Gubb
Laura Gubb
Laura Gubb
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Laura Gubb
Jodie Inch
Jodie Inch
Charlotte Gubb and Joanna Inch
Charlotte Gubb
Charlotte Gubb
Charlotte Gubb
Charlotte Gubb
Charlotte McLean
Jamie Squire
Jamie Squire
Heyshea Lee
Heyshea Derriman
Marisha Landy
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Drummer of the Year
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Damion Braund
Don Newton
Paul Harper
Kelly Pate
Gemma Newton
Mathew Tucker
Tim Durbin
Matthew Elston
Matthew Elston
Matthew Elston
Darren Hooper
Stacey Hughes-Prouse
Stacey Prouse
Darren Hooper
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Darren Hooper
Jamie Loder
Christopher Cole
Christopher Cole
Christopher Cole
Christopher Cole
Richard Cole
Nicole Lamey
Richard Cole and Nicole Lamey
Nicole Lamey
Bethany Wyles
Kyle Clark
Kate Nicholson
Ryan Jewell
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Smartest Band Member
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Phillip Mason
Lee Parkhouse
Mark Smale
Rachel Babb
Rachel Babb
Rachel Babb
Louise Lusty
Steven Finnamore
Steven Finnamore
Mari-Clare Speller
Emma Turner
Samara Mower
Samara Mower
Jay Andrew
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Victoria Andrew
William Webber
Harriet Dare
Shorna Gumbley
William Webber
Shannon Lamey
Charlotte McLean
Oskar Emery
Sam Griffin
Heyshea Lee
Heyshea Lee
Abi Jewell
Bethany Wyles
Ashleigh-May Bennett
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Award for Commitment and Attendance
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
Joanna Inch
Joanna Inch
William Webber
Charlotte Gubb
Rebecca Inch
Richard Cole
Megan Leech
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Jamie Squire
Megan Squire
Evan Squire
Bethany Wyles
Lewis Heaven
Heyshea Derriman
Kate Nicholson
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Most Promising Newcomer
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Amy Woodcock & Amy Henderson
Bianca Hicks
Victoria Andrew
Katie Stoneman & Katy Hooper
Jamie Loder
David Crossley
Rosie Bell
Richard Cole
Harriet Dare and William Webber
William Dare
Nicole Lamey
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
James Williams
Alex Ride
Sam Griffin
Katie Hookway
Evan Squire and Bethany Wyles
Maddi Dealey
Ryan Jewell
Kate Nicholson
Charlie Inch
Jessica Gordon
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Best Band Member
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Damion Braund
Victoria Smale
Mark Smale
Victoria Smale
Rachel Babb
Rachel Babb
Louise Lusty
Stacy Harris
Abbie Short
Abbie Short
Darren Hooper
Stacey Hughes-Prouse
Jamie Loder
Laura Gubb
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Darren Hooper
Jodie Inch
Christopher Cole
Christopher Cole
Charlotte Gubb
Christopher Cole
Nicole Lamey
Richard Cole
Jamie Squire
Charlotte McLean
Bethany Wyles
Bethany Wyles
Kate Nicholson
Ryan Jewell
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Patron
Lord Lamont of Lerwick
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President
2006 -
2009 -
2015 -  2018 - 
2009  George McLauchlan
2015  Robert Ferguson B.E.M.
2018  Alasdair Barclay
2021  Brian Cole
Past Presidents have been - Ron Kilburn & Ron Chumley
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Vice Presidents
Lennard Burden C.St.J., B.Sc. Hon., M.I.O.S.H.
Diana Burden O.St.J., B.Ed.
Pat Ferguson
Robert Ferguson B.E.M.
Mary Inch
Sid Inch