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.
     
  • 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 Lennard Burden  
  1997 Diana Burden  
  1998 Ian Harper  
  1999 Lennard Burden  
  2000 George McLauchlan  
  2001 Diana Burden  
  2002 D/M Chris Knott  
  2003 Royston Johns  
  2004 Alasdair Barclay  
  2005 Pat Ferguson  
  2006 Robert Ferguson B.E.M.  
  2007 Tony Inch - Mayor of Bideford
  2008 Sid and Mary Inch  
  2009 Bart Lesslie  
  2010 Maureen Humphries  
  2011 Sue Mills  
  2012 Jennie Moffatt  
  2013 Sam Robinson  
  2014 Simon Inch  
  2015 Jane Steer  
  2016  Colin Rice  
  2017 Frank Webber  


Pipe Major
1991 - 1999 Jimmy Young  
2002 - Gaylena Humphries  


Best Piper
  1991 Nicole Mason  
  1992 Victoria Smale  
  1993 Victoria Smale  
  1994 Victoria Smale & Spencer Dennis
  1995 Spencer Dennis  
  1996 Victoria Smale  
  1997 Rachel Babb  
  1998 Rachel Babb  
  1999 Abbie Short  
  2000 Abbie Short  
  2001 Amy Henderson  
  2002 Laura Gubb  
  2003 Laura Gubb  
  2004 Laura Gubb  
  2005 Laura Gubb  
  2006 Jodie Inch  
  2007 Jodie Inch  
  2008 Charlotte Gubb and Joanna Inch  
  2009 Charlotte Gubb  
  2010 Charlotte Gubb  
  2011 Charlotte Gubb  
  2012 Charlotte Gubb  
  2013 Charlotte McLean  
  2014 Jamie Squire  
  2015 Jamie Squire  
  2016 Heyshea Lee  


Best Drummer
  1991 Damion Braund  
  1992 Don Newton  
  1993 Paul Harper  
  1994 Kelly Pate  
  1995 Gemma Newton  
  1996 Mathew Tucker  
  1997 Tim Durbin  
  1998 Matthew Elston  
  1999 Matthew Elston  
  2000 Matthew Elston  
  2001 Darren Hooper  
  2002 Stacey Hughes-Prouse  
  2003 Stacey Prouse  
  2004 Darren Hooper  
  2005 Darren Hooper  
  2006 Jamie Loder  
  2007 Christopher Cole  
  2008 Christopher Cole  
  2009 Christopher Cole  
  2010 Christopher Cole  
  2011 Richard Cole  
  2012 Nicole Lamey  
  2013 Richard Cole and Nicole Lamey  
  2014 Nicole Lamey  
  2015 Bethany Wyles  
  2016 Kyle Clark  


Smartest Band Member
  1991 Phillip Mason  
  1992 Lee Parkhouse  
  1993 Mark Smale  
  1994 Rachel Babb  
  1995 Rachel Babb  
  1996 Rachel Babb  
  1997 Louise Lusty  
  1998 Steven Finnamore  
  1999 Steven Finnamore  
  2000 Mari-Clare Speller  
  2001 Emma Turner  
  2002 Samara Mower  
  2003 Samara Mower  
  2004 Jay Andrew  
  2005 Victoria Andrew  
  2006 William Webber  
  2007 Harriet Dare  
  2008 Shorna Gumbley  
  2009 William Webber  
  2010 Shannon Lamey  
  2011  Charlotte McLean   
  2012 Oskar Emery  
  2013 Sam Griffin  
  2014 Heyshea Lee  
  2015 Heyshea Lee  
  2016 Abi Jewell  


Award for Commitment and Attendance
  2005 Joanna Inch  
  2006 Joanna Inch  
  2007 William Webber  
  2008 Charlotte Gubb  
  2009 Rebecca Inch  
  2010 Richard Cole  
  2011  Megan Leech  
  2012 Jamie Squire  
  2013 Megan Squire  
  2014 Evan Squire  
  2015 Bethany Wyles  
  2016 Lewis Heaven  


Most Promising Newcomer
  1998 Amy Woodcock and Amy Henderson
  1999 Bianca Hicks  
  2000 Victoria Andrew  
  2001 Katie Stoneman and Katy Hooper
  2002 Jamie Loder  
  2003 David Crossley  
  2004 Rosie Bell  
  2005 Richard Cole  
  2006 Harriet Dare and William Webber
  2007 William Dare  
  2008 Nicole Lamey  
  2009 James Williams  
  2010 Alex Ride  
  2011 Sam Griffin  
  2012 Katie Hookway  
  2013 Evan Squire and Bethany Wyles  
  2014 Maddi Dealey   
  2015 Ryan Jewell  
  2016 Kate Nicholson  


Best Band Member
  1991 Damion Braund  
  1992 Victoria Smale  
  1993 Mark Smale  
  1994 Victoria Smale  
  1995 Rachel Babb  
  1996 Rachel Babb  
  1997 Louise Lusty  
  1998 Stacy Harris  
  1999 Abbie Short  
  2000 Abbie Short  
  2001 Darren Hooper  
  2002 Stacey Hughes-Prouse  
  2003 Jamie Loder  
  2004 Laura Gubb  
  2005 Darren Hooper  
  2006 Jodie Inch  
  2007 Christopher Cole  
  2008 Christopher Cole  
  2009 Charlotte Gubb  
  2010 Christopher Cole  
  2011  Nicole Lamey  
  2012 Richard Cole  
  2013 Jamie Squire  
  2014 Charlotte McLean  
  2015 Bethany Wyles  
  2016 Bethany Wyles  


Patron
    Lord Lamont of Lerwick
 
 

President
  Robert Ferguson B.E.M. 2009 - 2015
  George McLauchlan 2006 - 2009
    Past Presidents have been - Ron Kilburn & Ron Chumley

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    
       
       


 

 
 
 
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