Details

First Name

Randy

Last Name

Groom

Nickname

RandyG

Age

59

Current Membership Level

Premium (Bagpipes)

Musical Experience

Pipe Band Membership

None

Solo Competition Level

I haven't played solos

Band Playing Level

I haven't played in a band

Biographical

Bio

Ground zero beginning piper - awaiting arrival of my first practice chanter (and electronic chanter.)

I have been a drummer of one form for nearly 50 years.   Marching snare drummer and "trio" tom player in high school.   Occasional drum kit player over many years for church worship band and small singing groups.  ( I suspect I could relearn snare and adapt to Scottish playing, but I want to experience piping.)

My older brother was a bagpiper starting in high school in southern California in the 1970's.   He continued to play for quite a few years and I believe was Pipe Major for the Los Angeles & District Pipe Band.   He has now not played for many years.

I want to see if I have the aptitude - physically, mentally, etc. to play the pipes.