Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Of Interest > 100 Year Old Drum featured in Pipes and Drums performance at Speech Day

100 Year Old Drum featured in Pipes and Drums performance at Speech Day

Gifted to Campbell from Geelong College in 1913
29 Jun 2022
Written by Claire Bunting
Of Interest
Restore 1913 drum
Restore 1913 drum

Our Campbell College Pipes and Drums provided parents, OCs and friends of the College with a spectacular performance on the Quadrangle. Thankfully the sun shone brightly, though the wind did pose a few challenges for our band! Anyone who looked closely may have noticed an additional drum was in use by drummer Bertie, Year 12 (School).

During the Speech Day presentations, the theme of giving back was a common reference. It was fitting therefore, that Grahame Harris (10321), who directs our Pipes and Drums explained, 'The drum was gifted to Campbell College by Geelong College in Victoria, Australia in 1913. The drum had been in need of restoration and we are so glad that we could bring it back to be played today for our guests'.

Here is a short clip from the Speech Day performance:


We are researching more information on this instrument and our connection with Geelong College. If anyone has any information about the drum, do please contact Claire Bunting in the Development Office

Similar stories

Professor Chris Young (7054)

Congratulations Professor Chris Young (7054, who has been elected as Master of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. More...

Are you running the Belfast Marathon. If you aren't running for a charity, we would love you join with the college runne… More...

The Annual Dinner was a great evening enjoyed by all those that attended. Many comments were made complimenting the spee… More...

OC President Julie Brown (7062) with Past President Chris McNally (9672)

Julie Brown (7062) took over as President of The Old Campbellian Society at the AGM on Monday 5th February. More...

Jamie Neill (10491) with Mrs Magreehan and Mrs McIlvenny

Old Campbellian Jamie Neill (10491), took a trip down memory lane as he attended the College's recent performance of Lit… More...

Most read

Dawn to Dusk 5am-10pm Monday 24th June

Support us on 24th June as 7 house teams battle it out to win points for the House Trophy and raise much needed funds for Campbell's new sports facili… More...

Welcome to the fourth in our series of CCB Player Profiles featuring James, Captain of the CCB 1st XV Rugby Team. Play your part and make a donation t… More...

Have your say

This website is powered by