New Members Welcome

Are you or do you know anyone experienced in playing the pipes or drums and wanting to join a band? Are you interest in learning the pipes or drums?

Watsonia RSL Pipes & Drums are constantly looking to attract new members. Players of all experience levels are welcome to join. Young beginners who are enthusiastic about learning and being a part of a successful band are particularly in demand as we feel they are the future of Watsonia RSL Pipes & Drums.

The band currently consists of players of varying ages and offers a friendly, safe and professional environment to all new comers.

Feel free to contact us for more information or come and join us on a Thursday night when the band practices at the Heidelberg Repatriation Centre. (Click here more information about our practices)


The band offers excellent tuition for bagpipes and both snare and tenor drumming. The tutors are experienced, top grade competing pipers and drummers who are highly willing and capable to instruct players of all levels from beginners to advanced players.

Feel free to contact us for more information about the specific tutors currently involved with the band and learning fees.

Current Band Representatives

President:  James Ruffle

Vice-President:  Ian Gray

Secretary:  David Boyle

Treasurer:  John Gillespie

Pipe Major:  Ian Gray

Drum Major:  Len Northmore


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