Author Archives: Chris

  • UQ Pipe Band Patron Recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

    Posted on July 16, 2016 by Chris in Announcements.

    Emmanuel College Principal Stewart Gill OAM has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to tertiary education, and to the community. The college also recently announced that at the end of 2016, Professor Gill will be moving to Melbourne after being appointed to lead Queen’s […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band to farewell founding Pipe Major after 18 years

    Posted on November 25, 2015 by Chris in Announcements.

    After 18 distinguished years of service as Pipe Major, Andrew McCabe has elected to step down from this position in 2016. Andrew’s tenure ends at a time when The UQ Pipe Band is a grade 3 competition pipe band and a prominent performance band with a busy annual calendar of events. Since founding the band […]

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted on January 20, 2015 by Chris in Competitions, General, Performances.

    Tonight, we had our first practice for 2015. It was great opportunity for the band to get together following the festive season to brainstorm some goals for the year ahead. 2015 marks the band’s 17th year of performing in South-East Queensland and second year competing in Grade 3 competitions. Our calendar is already filling up […]

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  • Woodford Folk Festival 2014

    Posted on January 3, 2015 by Chris in Performances.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band recently returned to Brisbane following another successful year at the Woodford Folk Festival. This year marked the fourth time that the band has participated at the popular annual event. Despite some less than ideal weather the band was very well received by audiences at the Folklorica stage during performances […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band hits new highs with latest championship title

    Posted on May 26, 2014 by Chris in Competitions.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has hit new highs at the 2014 Queensland Pipe Band Championships following its promotion to Grade 3 earlier in the year. The upgrade follows national and international achievements including four competition trophies from Scotland as well as winning the Grade 4 Queensland Championships two years in a row. In addition to […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band climbs the competition ranks

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by Chris in Competitions.

      The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has been upgraded to a Grade 3 band, just in time for the 2014 competition season. Pipe Bands Australia officially upgraded the band from Grade 4 to Grade 3 following numerous national and international achievements in recent years. The band topped Grade 4 at the […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band makes a splash in Scotland

    Posted on September 5, 2013 by Chris in Competitions, Performances.

      The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has completed a successful tour of Scotland, representing Queensland and coming home with four trophies. Emmanuel College Principal and pipe band patron Adjunct Professor Stewart Gill said the band played at two high-profile Highland gathering competitions and the World Pipe Band Championships. “We won the […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band plays winning tune

    Posted on June 18, 2013 by Chris in Competitions.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College (UQPBEC) has had a very successful result at the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, held at Limestone Park, Ipswich over the Queen’s Birthday weekend. The UQ Pipe Band at Emmanuel College became the 2012 Queensland Grade 4 Champions out of a field of 10 bands and was […]

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  • Pipe Band set for World Championships

    Posted on June 12, 2013 by Chris in Competitions.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College retained its Grade 4 Champions title at the 2013 Queensland Pipe Band Championships in Ipswich at the weekend. The band came first out of a field of 13 bands from Queensland and New South Wales, to be Queensland Grade 4 Champions for the second year in […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band win piping and drumming scholarships

    Posted on October 18, 2012 by Chris in General.

    Three members of The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College have been awarded full scholarships to attend a summer school for piping and drumming in January 2013 in Melbourne. The three scholarships are offered to a piper, snare drummer and a mid-section (bass and tenor) drummer and are inclusive of tuition fees, an […]

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