Castle Hill RSL Pipe Band
New drummers and pipers, learner or experienced, are always welcome !
Practice Thursdays at Epping Creative Centre 7:30pm. We provide tuition on both pipes and drums.
Castle Hill RSL Pipe Band is the Pipe Band of the Castle Hill RSL Club and operates out of Epping (Sydney) NSW Australia.
Passionate about teaching leaners
Enjoy many public performances (ANZAC Day, festivals)
Actively competitive band
The band is one of the only bands in NSW that teach, compete and perform for the public
All members of the Band enjoy playing their instruments and entertaining the public. There is a mix of those who love competition and others who play socially. Either way, members of the band are brought together from a love and passion for music. There are opportunities for everyone to excel in the piping and drumming community through performances and competitions.
The Band has a good number of pipers and drummers, but we are always on the lookout for new members. If you are interested in learning bagpipes or drums, then here is your chance to join the Band and learn in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. No experience is needed as learners can start from scratch and learn at minimal cost.
Current weekly timeline:
- Weekly Saturday outdoor practice (full instruments and drill)
- Weekly Thursday night practice (At our hall – see About Us page)
Learners are given lessons before Saturday and Thursday practice
Awards since returning to the competition field at the end of 2020:
1st Place – JULY 2022 – Epping Mini Bands (Epping) (Three bands entered but thanks to COVID we were only able to compete with one.)
1st Place – JUNE 2022 – Knox Mini Bands (Knox)
3rd Place – NOV 2021- NSW State Championships (Epping)
A number of competitions were cancelled due to COVID restrictions in mid 2021)
2nd and 3rd Place - JUNE 2021 – Sydney Mini Bands (Knox) (3 teams entered sadly our #1 team was not competitive)
2nd Place – MAR 2021 – Pipe Bands NSW Autumn Pipe Band Competition (Knox)
1st Place - NOV 2020 - NSW State Championships (Rat Park)
Anzac Day 2021 - A big 6 event day for the band ...
Castle Hill RSL at dawn
North Ryde RSL at dawn
City Anzac Day march
Beecroft afternoon service
North Ryde RSL evening
And a solid turnout ...
Plenty of pipers
Expanded drum corps
Younger players joining
More coming through our development program!
Good work all !