How to book the Wessex Highlanders

Although the Wessex Highlanders are a charity, we do charge to appear at various events, usually just to cover our expenses and make a small contribution to our instrument and uniform fund. We are more than happy to provide you with an individual tailored quote for your event. The band plays at a variety of venues throughout the year. If you would like to enquire about hiring the whole band, a mini band or even a solo piper, please complete and return the booking form below.

Please note that we reserve the right to charge appropriately. Our charges for charity fundraising events (such as an event to raise money for the Air Ambulance for example) tend to be nominal so please do not feel that you cannot ask for a special rate if you feel that your cause deserves it!

The Band generally performs in the Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire area but we have travelled to Devon and Hampshire.
Recent engagements include:

  • Weddings
  • Funerals and Memorial Services
  • Television appearances
  • Sporting events
  • Corporate events
  • Concerts
  • Burns Night Dinners
  • CCF Parades
  • Regimental Dinners
  • Charity Fundraisers

and many other private and public performances.

It is also possible to hire a Mini Band (typically minimum of 4 pipers, 2 snare drummers, bass and perhaps a tenor drummer) or even right down to a solo piper for a personal touch.

Every request is considered individually. Making a request places no obligation on either yourself or the Band until such time as formal arrangements are mutually and formally agreed.

Please bear in mind that the Band is composed of amateurs who give up their time to exercise their love of the music and they may not always all be available to play during working hours. However, booking smaller numbers is almost always possible.

If you experience any problems downloading the form, or require additional information about booking the band, please do not hesitate to contact our Bookings Coordinator. We will be happy to email, fax or post the relevant form to you.

Download – Booking Form