REUNION 2011



The reunion was held on May 18th to May 22nd, 2011.

 

A special evening is planned as the Pipe and Drum Corps will be performing at the banquet.

St. Andrews Pipes & Drums of Tampa Bay

The band is over 27 years old. There are 42 pipers & drummers on the current roster. Approximately, eighteen members are Canadian visitors for the winter months. The group was formed with the merger of the Tampa Shine Band and the Tampa Band. We currently have five Pipe Majors in the band from other bands in the northern United States & Canada.

This band has performed as the opening act for three Rod Stewart Concerts at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Fair Grounds and performed for sell-out crowds twice at the Largo Cultural Center and has provided entertainment for crowds at Scottish Games in Dunedin, Sarasota, Savannah, Charleston, and Stone Mountain, GA. Taking part in numerous Kirkin ‘O the Tartans in churches throughout the Tampa Bay area each year.

There is a CD called “Take to the Field” which was produced by the band four years ago that has sold over 1500 copies. It is the only pipe band CD in which the band not only plays, but sings and contains tunes performed by Mr. Perry Craft, Hall of Fame Fiddler from Nova Scotia and Ms. Sheena Mill, soprano singer from Fife, Scotland. The band is currently producing its second CD.

The St. Andrews Band not only plays traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, but many well known American favorites. The total repertoire contains over 63 tunes. St. Andrews Band is one of the few remaining pipe bands in the USA to still wear Military dress as their main theme. The tartan worn by the band is the Logan/MacLennan clan tartan. The Pipe Major is Mike LoBue. The Drum Major is Al Libby, from the 48th Highlanders of Canada.

 

The 2011Tampa Reunion was held at
the Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference
Centerwww.mainsailtampa.comon
the dates of May 18th to May 22nd, 2011.

 

Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center Tampa
5108 Eisenhower Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33634
Phone: (813) 243-2600 | Fax: (813) 243-2601
Toll Free: 1 (866) SAIL 2 US

The suites have full kitchens, a fully equipped living room with a separate dining area, and two bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms. In-room internet is complementary as are the hospitality and conference rooms. Free scheduled shuttle service to and from the Tampa Airport and within 5 mile radius of the hotel is available. Dining is available on site. The suites normally rent for $129 - $159 nightly, but for us they will be $89 per night. How’s that for a bargain? (If you have another couple or buddy you are good friends with, why not decide to share the condo and split the rate? The management has OK’d that, too.)

Initial arrival of the executive board (and whoever else would like to join us) is planned for Wednesday, May 18th with Thursday, May 19th being used for board duties relating to the reunion. All others are welcome to check in beginning on Thursday, the 19th. The Hospitality Room will be open beginning on Thursday. It is anticipated that most of our members will arrive on Friday, May 20th for Friday’s and
Saturday’s activities. Check-out will be planned for Sunday, May 22nd.

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