There is a small fee of R 50 per month that helps us buy instruments, uniforms, and reeds. This is waived where members cannot afford the fee.
The band practices at the castle of good hope, every Tuesday evening and Saturday mornings, and you can practice on a practice chanter at home or bagpipes almost anywhere that allows the sound.
A lot of practice and we teach you to read music and interpret the music.
It does take time and persistence and can be mastered.
It normally takes a year before you move from the practice chanter to the bagpipes.
Concert B Flat
We only have 1 octave and we have 4 reed – a chanter reed and three drone reeds.