KLPD - first visit, and i got stuck.  

Posted by Nigel J. W. Ong

as you folks know, ive been playing in a pipe band for 2 years back at NZ. i think it will be a waste if i dont continue here. hence i started my search for a pipe band here in KL.

theres not many options here, i only managed to find a band, the Malaysian Sikh Pipe Band. dropped them a visit, and found out that the band is actually quite successful, winning quite some stuff and have recently played at OZ's ANZAC day parade. however, i do not find their style of play suitable to me, and hence i went around looking for others.(no offence Ajeet, the chemistry just aint there)

a month later i stumbled on a website of KLPD, and i dropped a mail to enquire about their practice and stuff. and a few days later, i found me-self on a car going to their practice.

i love it the first time i hear em playing. the pipes are definitely not cheap as pakistan made ones, and they know their piping stuff, from tuning to reeding and harmonics. everybody is friendly, and the PM (pipe major) Alif has a vision for the band.

the drum corps however, needs quite a bit of help. and thats where i found myself a place to contribute to the band. went to a few more of the practices, and found myself being invited to join the band. i said yes, with no hesitation.

if i managed to stay in KL next year, i can see myself slowly bringing the druming standards to those of the pipes, and play awesome MSRs and medleys, and maybe in a few years time, the band can actually go to compete in OZ, maybe NZ nationals. These goals however, can only be achieved if i managed to get myself posted to KL schools.

however, i try to do as much as i can for the band as for now. ive wrote and practiced with them standard march beatings, and am currently looking at composing drum beats that suit the drum corps ability. i will then lead the drum corps into competing at Malaysian nationals this july at JB, hopefully to retain the championship won last year. aside from that, i will also compete in solo drumming, with my pipe major playing the tune.

i really thank PM Alif for the invitation to join, and i certainly hope to achieve many things with the band!!

heres the link to the band's website: http://www.klpd.com.my/

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Well done, Nigel!

May 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM

if u r performing anywhere around kl, do tell me ;P

June 18, 2010 at 1:58 AM

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