On the eve of the 2022 World Championships in Glasgow, the band has announced that Leading Drummer Gordon Brown is to retire after over 30 years service to the organisation.
Kerr McQuillan son of the 214BB Ex Members Treasurer (Stephen) has been announced as Gordon’s successor.
I’m sure the Ex Members will all remember Kerr after playing at a few of our Annual Reunions.
On his new appointment, Kerr said:
Becoming the leading drummer of Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band has always been my dream. It is an opportunity that I am hugely excited for and I’m confident that the team we have across the entire Boghall organisation has the potential to achieve great things. I can’t wait to get started working with such a musically talented group where we all share the same drive and ambitions.
Kerr has big ‘Ghillie Brogues’ to fill as he takes over the role, following on from Gordon and his father Tom Brown MBE, two legends in pipe band drumming.
Brian Gilda the Chairman and MD of Peoples Ford summed it up well by saying:
The baton once more gets passed, in this instance to young Kerr, a long standing Band member and a prodigy of Gordon. His age probably belies his talent and musical skills but as one famous football manager once said if he’s good enough age doesn’t matter.
I am sure all Ex Members wish Kerr & the Band all the success for the future.
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