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PSAMPB VE Day 75, “Battle’s O’erEvents

 

VE Day 75, “Battle’s O’er”

Individual Events

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Message from Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert Hay

24th Earl of Erroll

Lord High Constable of Scotland

Lord Hay and Slains, and

32nd Chief of the Clan Hay.

I call upon all pipers throughout the world to participate in marking this important milestone in history by taking part in a worldwide celebration on 8th May 2020 and playing the designated tunes at 3pm local time that afternoon as part of VE Day 75.

VE Day 75

The Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band was thrilled to associate itself with the

 

VE Day 75 Organization

We payed homage to “Our Greatest Generation” who served in WW II.

These intrepid souls who served in harm's way in all Branches of the Services and the Merchant Marines, or those civilians on the Home Front supporting wartime industries and keeping the Home Fires going amongst all, participating

WW II Allied Nations.

 

The PSAMPB's intent was to promote the

PSAMPB “Battle’s O’er” Individual Event

 

by challenging our Bandsmen on the afternoon of:

Friday May 8th, 2020

To break out the pipes for an impromptu or pre-planned recital for their work colleagues, friends and family or become the “Busker “of the moment wherever they may be.

They were highly encouraged to record themselves as they played

Battle's Over

and submit to us a still photo, video or audio with the particulars of the location of where they played.

As well a virtual PSAMPB mass rendition was created and can be seen below.

Additionally, a special, unique tune was written by

Pipe Major Roger Baynes, City of Norwich Pipe Band,

for this important anniversary.

A copy of the new tune, "VE 75 Years" can be downloaded from the link below.

Note

 

Although technically the event is behind us. If you are in the presence of mind to honor our

 

"Greatest Generation"

 

by holding your own

 

"PSAMPB “Battle’s O’er” Event

forward us your video's and we'll add them to this

" VE Day 75 Site"

Record yourself playing “Battle O'er” and submit it to the Drum Major at info@palmspringsairmuseumpipesdrum.com. If you have problems submitting your video or recording yourself, reach out to us at (951) 438 5857 and we’ll work out a solution for you.

It's not too late folks, the "Fat Lady" isn't singing yet. Send me your videos I'll put them up.

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PSAMPB, “Battle’s O’er”  Virtual Mass Band Event

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Len Box Reminiscing about WWII & Playing Battle’s O’er

PSAMPB & CCPB

Victoria, BC

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Robert Heggie

PSAMPB

Pipe Major

Palm Desert

 

Palm Spring

Air Museum

Pipe Band

Band Staff Playing

Battle’s O’er

 

Shaun Griffith

PSAMPB

Pipe Sergeant

Morongo Valley

 

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Bill Partridge

PSAMPB & CDPB

Calgary

 

 

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Graham Bailey &Samuel Doyle 

PSAMPB & KPBS

Dupuis Park in West Kelowna BC

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Maureen (Mo) Soichuk

PSAMPB & PM KHPB 

Kalamalka Lake Lookout, Vernon BC

 

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Tom Skinner

PSAMPB & KHPB 

Kalamalka Lake Lookout, Vernon BC

 

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Mike Fitak

PSAMPB & TBC

Palm Desert

 

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Gord Mathers

PS KHPB 

Kalamalka Lake Lookout, Vernon BC

 

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Jack Grant

PSAMPB

Kamloops, BC

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Calgary & District Pipe Band

Playing

Battle’s O’er

@

Calgary Military Museum

Conditions were marginal and copious amounts of libations were needed to thaw people out.

 

Well Done CDPB

L-R Dave Botkin, Arlene Murphy, P/M Jim Perry, Ewan Ferrier, Bill Partridge

SCOTTISH GRANDMOTHER GETS HER DUE

This is not a Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band event but it involves VE Day, a Bagpiper and the sweetest Grandmother you could ever hope for.