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Watch our Warwick pipe band boys in their 2022 REMT debut

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2023 | People N Places Magazine

In August 2022 five Scots PGC College Warwick boys had the experience of a lifetime, when they performed 26 shows with the Brisbane Boys College Pipe Band in front of a combined audience of 260,000 – and a worldwide television audience of millions - at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland.

And at 4pm on Sunday 26 February, Warwick residents will have the chance to see Nicholas McGahan, Fraser Collins, Rory Macfarlane, Samuel Bourke and Joshua Hullock on the big screen, during a special viewing of the 2022 REMT at Warwick Twin Cinema.

The five Warwick lads spent five weeks in Edinburgh, living at the University of Edinburgh and performing six days a week, for a total of 26 shows. As part of the BBC Pipe Band, they performed in the REMT alongside other pipe bands and performers from all over the world, including Canada, Mexico, the US, Europe and New Zealand.

The 2022 REMT theme was “Voices: A Celebration of Expression”, with more than 900 participants including the ever-popular Swiss Top Secret Drum Corps, the colourful Banda Monumental De Mexico, the US Army Field Band and the US Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, pipe bands from throughout Scotland and the UK, the Highland Divas, and displays of traditional highland dancing.

Not to be missed is the evocative massed pipe bands – including the BBC Pipe Band – and the haunting final performance from the Lone Piper, at their post high on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, of “Guth a’ Phiobaire” (The Voice of the Piper), which was composed especially for “Voices”.

For $20 per person, the movie fundraiser will also feature a piping display – including the REMT performers – a Highland dancing display, and refreshments. Tickets are available directly from Warwick Twin Cinema – get yours now, don’t miss out!

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