Excessive Life Highland (HLH) pipers and drummers carried out a Beating Retreat at Inverness Leisure on Sunday.
The occasion was in the principle corridor and Norman Bolton, HLH’s head of music growth, mentioned: “The geography of Highland has by no means been a barrier to permitting our younger folks to expertise a wide range of musical codecs on the highest musical requirements, and we now have a template for Beating Retreat which is already being developed for a 2023 occasion.
“Virtually 30 pupils from numerous elements of the Highlands performed units, interspersed by a musical world tour from the occasion’s joint wind band consisting of members of Lochaber Excessive Faculty Senior Wind Band, Inverness Faculties Wind Band and East Highland Live performance Band.
“The live performance was dropped at a detailed when all of the bands joined forces for a shocking rendition of Highland Cathedral, and having taken the Salute from Steve Walsh, chief govt of Excessive Life Highland, the bands carried out Scotland the Courageous because the pipe band marched off.
“In his impromptu closing deal with Mr Walsh paid tribute to the performers and their HLH music instructors, thanking them for the distinctive stage of expertise on show and the time spent making ready.”
Beating Retreat is an iconic navy parade courting again to the 1690s. The beating of the drum was initially used to order troops to interrupt off combating and withdraw.
It later signified the closing of the gates and referred to as troops again to base.
Nowadays it’s ceremonial, however stays a well-liked factor of occasions such because the Royal Edinburgh Navy Tattoo and The Queen’s official birthday celebrations.