Welcome to the
Kempton Park Pipe Band.
In late 2008 a hand-full of enthusiastic people got
together and decided to form a new pipe band on the East Rand.
There were essentially two competent pipers and one bass drummer.
Practising on a Saturday morning in a small class room at a local
church, they trained up a small pipe band which had its first
performance in March 2009 at Mugg & Bean, Festival Mall.
Reg Simpson is the pipe major.
He is a full time, professional piper and committed to building up
the band. He is assisted by Cole Harrup, who hails from Zimbabwe.
Cole trains the beginner pipers who practise on a chanter.
Jonathan Cape is the lead
drummer. He has many years experience playing the side
drum in first class bands - Transvaal Scottish Pipes & Drums.
Mike Pheiffer is
the bass section tutor. He has played since his school days
for the Pretoria Highlanders and Transvaal Scottish. He also coaches
the drum major.
The pipe band has five side drums and
a set of bass section drums. (Bass section is the one bass drum and
two tenor drums).
The playing pipers
own their own bag pipes. Through fund raising efforts, we have
purchased the drums and pipes where necessary.
The official band practice is on a Saturday morning
from 09h00 – 11h00 at the Kaleideo Campus 18 Albatross Street,
Rhodesfield (Next to KCR motorcycles).
The Kempton Park Pipe Band has been properly
constituted with a constitution. The band is lead by Reg Simpson and
Jonathan Cape. They are assisted by Mike Pheiffer (marketing) and
Pat Rennie (treasurer).
For more information on the
Kempton Park Pipe Band please contact Mike Pheiffer at
or visit our website at