The Pipes and Drums of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have their origin in the small pipe band that came to The Royal Scots Greys in 1946. Although a top class Pipe Band, all members are fully trained and experienced Tank crewmen.
Musically speaking, the Dragoon Guard’s Pipes and Drums division traced its roots back to the trumpet and kettledrum sections of early military guards. It was way back in 1777 that what one could have called a ‘band’ made its first appearance, and the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, at least as it came to be known, formed in 1971.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards regiment pipes and drums band tour widely and perform in competitions, concerts and parades. Their most famous piece is Amazing Grace, which reached number one in the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa in 1972.
The band released a new CD, Spirit Of The Glen, in November 2007 through Universal Music, featuring a number of classic pipe tunes along with some modern arrangements.