• 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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  • Pipe Major Advertisement

    Posted on December 15, 2015 by Jess in Announcements.

    Following the recent announcement that Andrew McCabe will step down as Pipe Major of the University of Queensland Pipe Band, Emmanuel College is advertising for a new Pipe Major. Details including the position description can be found at Emmanuel College’s Positions Vacant page. Applications close on Monday 21st December 2015. Please contact Emmanuel College directly […]

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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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  • UQ Pipe Band Scholarships Relaunched

    Posted on November 23, 2015 by Jess in General.

    Emmanuel College has relaunched their pipe band scholarships just in time for university outcomes and residential applications. Any level of performer are welcome to apply to the scholarships along with their application to Emmanuel College and The University of Queensland. The scholarships are awarded to students accepted into Emmanuel College and UQ who show sound academic […]

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  • Pipes and drums for PNG ex-servicemen

    Posted on July 10, 2015 by Jess in General.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College are happy to be able to donate two sets of bagpipes and two snare drums to the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment (RPIR) Pipe Band in Papua New Guinea. The band for ex-servicemen is performing in the 2015 Pacific Games, currently underway in Port Moresby. Our connection […]

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  • Connection to continue with St Andrew’s Hospital

    Posted on June 11, 2015 by Jess in General.

    The band is thrilled to announce that our relationship with the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is ongoing for another three years. Emmanuel College and the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital have common roots with a shared Scottish heritage, and our two institutions share many community connections through our founders, the Church, links with the […]

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  • ANZAC Centenary, 2015

    Posted on April 23, 2015 by Jess in General, Performances.

    This year marks the ANZAC Centenary and the band is honoured to be participating in events that coincide with this occasion. Sunday 19 April saw A Patriotic Event fill the Brisbane City Hall with an afternoon of magnificent entertainment, reprising the songs and music that was performed at the many cultural carnivals and fundrasing events […]

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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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