The Southern Downs is filled and bursting with talented individuals, that come together to make an exceptional and unique community. Recently, a collective of some of the most talented and dedicated individuals represented the Southern Downs in Sydney at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Southern Downs Regional Council congratulated the Warwick Thistle Pipe Band on their exceptional performance. The Southern Downs has had the good fortune to have the band present at many events over the years. A few of the many events include: Bony Mountain Country Music Festival, John Dee Rodeo Street Parade, Apple and Grape Harvest Festival Parade, and Australia Day Celebrations at the Glengallan Homestead.

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie voiced her thanks that the Southern Downs has a community group of this calibre residing within the region. “The Warwick Thistle Pipe Band is a beloved addition at all local events and I am overjoyed to hear about their success at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney,” Mayor Dobie said. “As a resident, I couldn’t be more pleased to have such a dedicated, talented, and diverse group of people representing our region.”

The Warwick Thistle Pipe Band has players from throughout the region who gather regularly to practice and perform. With players from Stanthorpe, Warwick, Tannymorel, Mt Colliery, Allan, Upper Freestone, Nobby, Goondiwindi, and Ipswich and ranging in age from 8 to 80, the band is truly a great representation of the region.

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