The Thistle Pipe Band is a Swedish Pipes & Drums unit, with its HQ and stores at the Royal Military Academy of Karlberg in Stockholm.
As a pattern, the Band uses the looks and routines of a Pipes & Drums unit within the British Army and, consequently, stresses the importance, besides playing, of a first-class parade ground drill.
The band has been co-operating since the mid 80'ies with the oldest infantry regiment of the Line in the British Army, 1st Line of Foot, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment).
The Thistle Pipe Band performs all the year round in Sweden as well as abroad. The band has its own schools for the different disciplines needed, both with regard to playing, drill and deportment. There are no formal requirements for earlier experience regarding playing.
The instruments used are bagpipes, side drums, tenor drums, bass drum, bugles, broadswords and pace stick.
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