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Kilts & More Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band

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We have always used Premier, and I firmly believe Premier drums are the way forward in the pipe band world. The HTS 800 provides the corps with clarity of sound, a pitch to compliment the pipes, a snare response and powerful impact second to none on the market. The Professional Series bass and tenor are easy to tune and add great harmonics and colour to the overall band sound.

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Premier is very proud to welcome Kilts & More Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band to its impressive roster of world class pipe bands.

The distinguished and celebrated Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band has its origins in 1929 as the Dundonald Juvenile Pipe Band. The band was disbanded through the war, reforming in 1945, then in 1950 becoming known as Dundonald Colliery Pipe Band. In 1965 the Dundonald Colliery was closed and the Francis Colliery in Dysart decided to adopt the band; thus the band is now known as Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band.

In 1973 Dysart & Dundonald were promoted to Grade 1 and went on to claim some of the top honours in competitive pipe band over the years including two World Championships, and three Supreme Champion titles. At the 2000 World Championships the band finally qualified for the finals for the first time since qualifying was introduced, and finished a very creditable 9th place overall; going on then to qualify again for the World Championship Final in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

After the 2007 season the band were forced to become inactive, reforming again in 2010 when leading drummer Lee Innes took charge of a growing group of talented and experienced drummers, with Stacey Miller appointed to lead the tenor section. The band returned to competition in 2011, putting in a strong performance on Glasgow Green which proved impressive enough to amaze the crowds and helped secure sponsorship from European highland wear and pipe band supply specialists Kilts & More, based in Mühlhausen, Germany.

Leading Drummer Lee Innes, from Cardenden in Fife, started drumming at the age of ten years old under the instruction of William Bell, leading drummer of Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band. In 1987 he became leading drummer of the Lochgelly High School Novice Juvenile Pipe Band and then the Juvenile Band in 1989 until 1993 winning every championship in both grades.

Lee then went on to play with Dysart and Dundonald until 2002, taking the position of leading drummer during the 1997 season. In 2003 he then became leading drummer of the Lochgelly High School Former Pupils Pipe Band and held that position until 2008 when Lee then became leading drummer of the newly formed Fife Constabulary Pipe Band in Grade 1.

Lee has won many solo drumming competitions at both juvenile and adult level including the Fife Championships on numerous occasions. Lee taught the drummers of the Lochgelly High School novice and juvenile bands from 1993-2007. He teaches drumming full time at the Dollar Academy where he has worked since 1996.

For 2012 the band the band has chosen Premier’s flagship HTS 800 snare drums in Ebony Black Lacquer and Diamond Chrome, representing the pinnacle of pipe band snare drum design and performance, and Premier Professional Series tenor and bass drums finished to match, providing the broadest range of voicing available anywhere in the world.

Equipment

Sides:

  • 0800 (x10)
    14" x 12" HTS 800

Tenor and Bass:

  • 396412
    14" x 12" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396512
    15" x 12" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396612 (x2)
    16" x 12" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396614
    16" x 14" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 396814
    18" x 14" Professional Series Tenor Drum
  • 398818
    28" x 18" Professional Series Bass Drum

Finish:

  • Ebony Black Lacquer with Diamond Chrome

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