This summer was the start of the Annual ScotlandShop Highland Games Tour, between July and August we visited four Highland Games in total; Loch Lomond,Bridge of Allan, North Berwick & Cowal. During our tour we met Pipe Bands who had travelled far and wide to compete at various Games this summer. Last week was the first in our Series of Piping Stories were we caught up with Catamount from Vermont in the USA, but today is all about St John's College from Zimbabwe.
St John's College was founded in 1986 and is a leading independent secondary school for boys aged 12-18 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The College's Pipe Band was formed in 1996 and during a Speech Night held in 1997 the college Headmaster said. "I Believe the Band has become, as Neil Thompson (Band Founder) intended it should, a focus of College spirit." The band hold an Annual Quaich which enables players to perform and attain a messure of their skill. They also perform at important events on the College Calendar, they are hired to play at functions such as weddings and corporate functions. In addition to all of this they travel to compete in many competitions both in Africa and further afield.
We met Sebastio, Callum and Devon at during the North Berwick Highland Games.