band information

The Committee of the Aberdeen Highland Games would like to welcome the bands who are participating in this year’s games.

The Games always attracts a great line up of pipe bands who whilst they are competing for the various trophies, they have come for a great day out and to enjoy the pleasantries  of the event.

There will be a competition for Drum Majors with two trophies being struck, for the Best Drum Major on the Day both Senior and Junior. These trophies have been donated by the Maitland Pipe Band and for this the Committee is most grateful.

The following points need to be considered,

  • The Drum Majors will be judged as part of their band display.
  • Nominations for the Drum Majors competition need to be received prior to the event.

Please read the attached Rules and Regulations in relation to the Drum Major’s Competition and view the attached adjudication sheet.

For further detail for Pipe Bands, please contact the Bands Coordinator.

Scheduling information will be made available here when ready.

2023 Results

Presentation of Trophies

TrophyField of AttainmentPlacingBand WinsBand
McMullen ShieldTraditional Piping & Drumming 1st PlaceShieldUnited Mine Workers Pipe Band
SAHC Perpetual TrophyTraditional Piping & Drumming 2nd Place TrophyScots Old Boys Pipe Band
Celtic Warrior SwordTraditional Piping & Drumming 3rd Place SwordCity of Blacktown Pipe Band
Aberdeen Highland Games Perpetual TrophyDisplay Band 1st PlaceTrophy + Cash Sydney Thistle Pipe Band
Aberdeen Highland Games Perpetual TrophyDisplay Band Runner up Trophy + Cash Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
Best Drum Major of the Day - SeniorDress & Drill1st PlaceTrophy + $50.00 Doug Hall - Sydney Thistle Pipe Band
Best Drum Major of the Day - JuniorDress & Drill1st PlaceTrophy + $50.00 Charlie Wilson - Maitland City Pipe Band
Lone PiperJames Bruce - Sydney Thistle Pipe Band

Piping Judge: Graham Hardy

Dress & Drill Judge: Dave Walker

For any additional information please contact:

Charles Cooke
Band’s Coordinator
Phone: 02 6545 8141
Mobile: 0428 431 099