THE BAND PAST & PRESENT
The Oatlands Park Pipe Band was formed in 1953 for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, when the local Chairman of the Allotment Society invited three pipers, George Edmondston, his son Douglas and Tommy Shannon to play at the Coronation Village Fair. He also invited two drummers, Gordon and Alan Jones from the Village to join the pipers, bringing together the first resemblance of the Band.
The Band was then formally recognised in September 1953 as the Oatlands Park Pipe Band and their first engagement was for the Weybridge Remembrance Parade in November 1953.
The band is now the oldest Pipe Band in the county of Surrey.
The Oatlands Park Pipe Band of today has performed at many events both locally and nationally. The Band has appeared on TV and Radio and has been invited to perform in many parts of the world including France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the USA. We have also attended the annual Ystad International Tattoo in Sweden.
We warmly welcome anyone wanting to learn to play Pipes or Drums and are keen to recruit both novice and established Pipers or Drummers. The band practice on Monday and Friday evenings. Full band practice with Pipes and Drums takes place at Oatlands Village Hall, 14 St Mary's Road, Oatlands, Weybridge. KT13 9PT on Fridays.
Chanter practice takes place on Monday evenings at the Oatlands Village Club, 75 St Mary's Road, Oatlands, Weybridge, KT13 9PZ.