3. Where We Meet



How current is this information?  Revised on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We have two practice days.   Why?  Because not everyone can make the "other" practice day. 
Everyone is welcome at either practice--or both practices.

Tuesday Night Practice is at Living Water Christian Church, 7049 E. Park Drive, Franktown, CO 80116 (Take Hwy 83 about one mile north of the intersection of Colorado Hwy 86) with a general start time of around 6:30 p.m. led by Pipe Corporal Rob Bratsch.  We often have drumming instruction and Highland dance, too.    In the event of bad weather, call to make certain Tuesday practice is being held (call Neil Gillette 303-332-1633).

Sunday Afternoon Practice is at the Kiowa Masonic Lodge, 321 Pawnee Street, one block north of Hwy. 86 (Comanche St.--the "Main Street" of Kiowa) on Pawnee.  Practice Chanter Class, starting at 1:30 p.m., Full Pipes and Drums starting around 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.


79th Highlanders Pipe Band Practice Location




photos courtesy of M.J. Scott, who just got a new camera

Here is a link to an on-line newspaper: New-Plains.com
The reporter drove by and was astonished to see part of a pipe band practicing (if he'd been earlier, he'd seen the whole band).



          


Currently, it's our policy to not have a band practice on Sunday, if we're performing on Saturday...the rationale being that our band members don't sacrifice their whole weekend for the band. 

ALWAYS CALL BEFORE COMING OUT...because schedules are always provisional and can be changed. 

Call Neil at 303-332-6133 for information or confirmation that band practice is taking place. 

We will sort out how this works, probably a month at a time.  Check back on this site, frequently, for more information.





 


What about bad weather conditions in winter?

As a matter of policy, no one should drive if they think it's nuts to go out.  Further, if there is snow covering the road (because the snow is coming down at a fast rate), practice is cancelled.  If it turns out that we have a performance and it's snowing (or due to be a heavy snow), I'll send out an email and start a phone-relay: it's likely that I'd NOT have us travel to a performance or parade.  Thanks for your understanding.


The 79th is seeking recruits!
We teach beginning piping, for those who are interested. We're also seeking persons who will portray historical kilted (or non-kilted) infantry (riflemen) to complement our band members.

Families are welcome! Dues are currently $35 a year ($50 for a family for a year).
For information, please contact Jim Campbell via email <Jim Campbell> to or via his home phone at 719-541-4275.