A great turn out of members and supporters attend the first AGM of Dundee City Pipe Band tonight.
A series of reports were presented to the meeting along with a slide show of images captured over the past year.
The role of volunteers within the band was highlighted as a great asset, and with the development of our Volunteer Program we hope to apply for the Volunteer Friendly Award over the coming year. We thank each and every volunteer for their time and dedication.
Thanks were also given to a range of individuals and organisations who have contributed to the development of the band including Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, Thorntons Law LLP, Grace Watson, Yvonne, the McAndrew family and the Brown Family.
Over the past year, DCPB have delivered almost weekly music tuition. Between December 2016 and December 2017 we delivered 1,185 individual music sessions – of this 181 were for young people under the age of 16yrs. In addition, the band has performed at a number of events. These ranged from high profile international events when we opened the 1st International Conference Promoting Inclusion Transforming Lives at Dundee University. To local community based events where there was an opportunity to promote the band and encourage new members to join. There were also a number of private functions including weddings, funerals and Burns suppers which were a source of income generation.
Aside from music activities, Dundee City Pipe Band aims to offer education, training and vocational opportunities to its membership. In December 2017, the band gained their Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Status (SCIO).