Learn Bagpipes or Drums - HRSLPB has a tuition available for both pipers and drummers in 2017, - call 0428 656 720 or e-mail Hornsby Band at hrslpb@gmail.com to find out more detail.


Practice chanter session at Hornsby - youtube link.

HRSLPB Anzac Day 2013

HRSLPB at Anzac Day waiting for the parade to commence - youtube link - thanks to Dan, a visitor to Sydney on Anzac Day

Where to see Hornsby RSL Pipe Band 2017

19th March 2017 - Sydney St Patrick's Day, Prince Alfred Park.

1st April 2017 - Bundanoon is Brigadoon, Bundanoon.

9th April 2017 - ANZAC Commemoration - Kirribilli.

23rd April 2017 - ANZAC Commemoration - Hornsby.

25th April 2017 - ANZAC Dawn Service - Hornsby 4:30am.

25th April 2017 - ANZAC Commemoration Parade - Sydney.

The Hornsby RSL Pipe Band was originally formed in 1961 as the Hornsby RSL Youth Club Pipe Band and is now a senior band associated with the Sporting Bodies of Hornsby RSL.
After initially having "pre-loved" kilts of Wallace tartan, we have been wearing the Maclaine of Lochbuie tartan since the mid 1960’s.

The band is active at civic and charitable functions in Hornsby and surrounding districts. April is always our busiest month playing at the
Bundanoon is Brigadoon Highland Gathering and the ANZAC Day Parade in Sydney as well as ANZAC commemoration services at Kirribilli and Hornsby (Hornsby 2009 Anzac Day Dawn Service - video)

Among our annual engagements are the Kenthurst Orange Blossom Parade and the Crowle Foundation Fete at Ryde, Relay for Life at Hornsby, the Epping Rangers Soccer Club presentation day and regular performances in the Hornsby Mall.

We also have weekends away such as in the Manning Valley where we performed at the Bonnie Wingham Weekend.  and some of our members have attended Pipefest Halifax in 2007 and Japan in 2008.

We also combine with Singleton on Hunter Pipes and Drums for events such as the Aberdeen Highland Games and Toukley Annual Gathering of the Clans.

In 2008 we formed a combined Band - Waratah and Thistle Pipes and Drums which had members of Hornsby, Singleton, Wingham, Canobolas and Scone bands for a trip to Scotland. This was combined sightseeing tour and also a chance to play at various venues including Duart Castle, Stirling Castle, Culloden, Nethy Bridge Highland Games ( Link - Nethy Bridge massed bands 2008 video).

Also in 2008 we were one of the pipe bands at the Andre Rieu concerts at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Practice - Wednesday night beginning at 7:30pm at the Hornsby War Memorial Hall next to the RSL Club, learners and experienced players are welcome.

Vacancies/Tuition - The Hornsby RSL Pipe Band has vacancies for both pipers and drummers. Players "experienced or learners" are most welcome. We have a tuition programme available for bagpipes or drums. Call 0428 656 720 or  Email - Vacancies Hornsby RSL Pipe Band for more details

Hornsby is situated about 20km north of the centre of Sydney (NSW), Australia.
HRSLPB Members
Ian Best D/S Clive Hutchens
Graeme Bolton Clint Elliot
Kris Byrne Paul Connolly
Jim Ponton - -
Shirley Tubb Dave Morley
- - Ricki Barclay
Robbie Szafranek BASS
Steven Szafranek Ray Brown
J D Wingrove TENORS
Fran Estens
Alison Pearce
Andrew Corderoy
- -
D/M Brian Thompson

HRSLPB Committee - Contact 0428 656 720
President Brian Thompson
Secretary David Morley
Treasurer Jim Ponton
Pipe Major - -
Drum Sgt/Quatermaster Clive Hutchens


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The First Outing
Contest - late sixties
1988 at Berowra
1988 at Berowra
Hornsby Street Parade
Hornsby RSL Sub Branch Anniversary Parade
Wingham Street Parade
Bonnie Wingham Street Parade
Whiskey Tasting 2010
Whiskey Tasting 2010
New Years Eve at Luna Park
New Years Eve at Luna Park