Visiting pipers, bagpipe students and wantabes are
invited to attend our practices. Check with
Pipe Major Billy DuBose, 803-782-1958,
Pascal Reber (803)
750-4182, or Gary Hipp,
737-3285, 345-5675 for details.
The Palmetto Pipes & Drums
Chanter Class & Pipe Band Rehearsals
Anyone interested in learning to play the Highland Bagpipes is welcome
to attend our Bandís
lessons and rehearsals on Monday evenings at Forest Lake Presbyterian
Church. We are a
"teaching band." This means that members of the Palmetto
Pipes and Drums will help you learn
to play, hoping that you will stick with it, learn to play well, and in
turn join the band and make
your own contribution to the life of the band. The little bit of money
we ask for tuition goes into the
bands account to buy music, chanters, reeds and uniform items.
5:30-6:30 Chanter Class, for beginners through intermediate students
6:30-6:45 Business Meeting
6:45-7:15 Beginning Bagpipe Ensemble
6:45-7:15 Pipeband Chanter Rehearsal
6:45-7:15 Drumming rehearsal
7:15-8:30 Full Band Rehearsal
$60 Practice Chanter, for sale by the band if you donít already have
$12 Sandy Jonesí Beginning
the Bagpipe tutor book
$40 Tuition for the first 8 lessons
$100 Package for all of the above, save $12.
Note: The band will buy back your practice chanter for $30 if you
decide later not to
Make checks payable to The
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church
6500 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206
The church is on Trenholm Rd. (in Forest Acres, on the east side of the
metropolitan area), at the
corner of Trenholm and Rockbridge Roads. People coming from Irmo/Chapin/Aiken
I-20 to Two Notch Rd., and get on Trenholm near Columbia Mall. Those
coming from downtown
will follow Gervais to where it turns right into Trenholm. From
I-77-North, take the Decker Bvd.
Exit. If youíre on I-77-South, youíll have to take the Percival
Road exit (because there is no exit
at Decker, southbound).
The church is as the corner of North Trenholm and Rockbridge Roads.
There is a red light at that
intersection, and itís the only red light between Trenholm Plaza and
Decker Blvd.-about half-way.
It is NOT the humongous Baptist church across the street. Call me or
one of the others if youíd
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