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Scott Phillips P/M
Iain Grant L/D
David Edward Rischmiller
Darryn Van Rooyen
Occupation: Garage Proprietor
Joined WMP: 2000
Former Bands: Birmingham Scottish, West Midlands Fire Service, 42nd Highlanders
Other interesting things about Rob:
Rob was born in Dunfermline and brought up in Cowdenbeath Scotland, where he then moved to England at the age of 18. Rob started playing the kit drum at the age of 16 in a series of bands and groups, performing in social clubs, where they played pop, rock and roll, strict tempo and reggae.
Rob later decided to learn the Bagpipes at the age of 38, where he was taught by Andy Thompson with the Birmingham Scottish Pipe Band. He then played with West Midlands Fire Service Pipe Band for 6 years in Grade 4.
Rob then moved to the 42nd Highlanders Pipe Band in Grade 3, where he took up tenor drumming and played with this band for 5 years. Rob also played the bass drum for a local none competition Pipe Band called Redditch Caledonian.
Rob moved to West Midlands Police in 2000 where he continued mainly on tenor, but occasionally on bass drum. He still plays the Pipes also for weddings, funerals, New Years Eve, burns nights and parties etc and is particularly proud that he has played for the Duke of Edinburgh.
He has spent the last year teaching the bass and tenor section in a local none competition Pipe Band called Birmingham Irish.
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