Our members started their "musical
life" by several bands
|Probably the first Scottish Pipeband in the Netherlands: de Schotjes van Tilburg ± 1958|
|This photo has
nothing to do with the Saint Andrews Piping Society but is
a part of the Scottish Piping history in Holland.
|The Beatrix Pipe Band ± 1967|
|In this band (see
our "link" page) played some of our later members like Trees Ploeger,she
started at the Bonnie Scotland Pipeband and later she became member of the
Saint Andrews Cross Pipeband.
In 1971 her last name changed in Dolman.
started as a fyfe and drumband with kilts.
Some time later the band started with Scottish (Pakistani) Bagpipes.
They asked Bob Marschall to teach them.
|Bob Marschall, piper on the left -Southend Scottish Pipeband-|
|The teacher of
Bob Marschall was James Archibald Templeton, Pipe Major of the Southend
Major J.A. Templeton during a march in Middelkerke, Belgium 1971
In about 1967 Bob Marschall
started the Saint Andrews Cross Pipeband in Amsterdam.
One of the first performances together
On the picture: Carel
Ooms, Henk Perlee and Martin Dolman
Queens birthday 1968 (?)
In our kilts that we borrowed
from sisters, aunts and old schoolteachers we started a march on the Damrak
in front of the pub "The Green Scot", in Amsterdam
In 1972 the Saint Andrews Cross Pipeband
stopped to excist.
Some members we never saw again, but other ex-members we see again in other bands, like the City of Amsterdam Pipeband and the Beatrix Pipes and Drums.
In 1972 the Saint Andrews Piping Society has been founded.