Meeting Night: Call of the Director
RAMESES PIPE BAND
The Pipe Band meets at Rameses Shrine Headquarters, 3100 Keele Street,
North York, on Monday evenings for practice from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.
If you can play Pipes or Drums, or would like to learn, then just
any Monday night and expect a warm welcome.
The photograph above was taken in July, 1989 as the Massed Shriners
marched south down University Avenue, Toronto. The Shriners came from all
over Canada and the United States to attend the Imperial Shrine Council
held in Toronto that year. The Massed Pipes and Drums led a huge parade of
Shriners, which took hours to pass one spot. It is believed that this is
the largest Massed Pipe Band (over 1000 Pipers and Drummers) ever to have
marched as a complete Pipe Band (not as a series of units). The Band was so
large that the entire Drum section had to be buried in the centre of the
Massed Band, so that all pipers would have some chance of hearing the
Drums! Communication throughout the Band was by portable radios relaying
commands to key members located throughout the Band, so that coordination
of starts/sets/stops was achieved.
Ill. Sir Bevan J. M. Carrique, P.P.
48 Benson Drive
Barrie, ON L4N 7Y1
Email: bjmcarrique @ aol.com
Last updated on Saturday, February 4, 2017
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