See our selection of Marching band supplies in our Glasgow Shop. We stock Glengarry hats, sashes , flagpoles, belts and a host of other band accessories. We stock boots, hackles , badges, flags, parade belts ,shoulder cords and most items for bands
A marching band is a group of people in which they play music while marching for entertainment or competition. In Scotland the bands are mostly either pipe bands or orange order. These two groups make up most marching bands. Instruments most used are Bagpipes. drums and flutes.
Most wear a uniform, often of a military style or in the case of pipe bands kilts and highland dress. Some marching bands have their own colours and logos that identifies them from an area or associated with some organisation. Most of your needs can be bought at our Glasgow shop.
We have a stock of flagpoles and banner poles for Trade union marches or Parades.
Most marching flute bands have embroidered flags and colours and are bright colours such as blue or orange. Marching bands are generally sorted by age, gender, instrumentation or marching style. In addition to the traditional parades many marching bands such as the pipers perform and field events and shows. Some perform indoor concerts that have many traditional songs. Loyalist flags, orange order flags, pipe band flags and military flags.
TThe Military were some of the first to use mucic with marching. Instruments varied a great deal in these bands but usually consisted of drums, pipes, woodwinds, bugles and flutes. Marching bands typically march with consistent straight lines. Music is performed at a steady beat to keep the band marching at a steady pace. The marching step is usually at six steps per five yards This pace includes field music units such as pipe,fife and drum and flute bands. Active military marching bands are slowly getting fewer in the States. Unlike in the States, marching bands have a strong presence in Latin America, especially those with Prussian, French, Spanish origins. Such bands are found in Brazil, Uruguay and Peru. Military style corps of drums are also seen in schools, in Mexico and in Mexican schools in the US.
Hats and Caps.
Glengarry for pipers, Balmorals , Tam O Shanters hats and caps for all sorts of parades and marches.
We do a selection of Parade belts. White PVC belts with gold or Chrome buckles. Buckles made to order with your own design or we can help you with the design.
Hackles and Plumes.
The hackle is a feather plume made with different colours and is attached to a band headdress or military hat. In the British Army the hackle is worn by some infantry regiments, especially the Scottish regiments or Fusiliers the Scottish regiments they have the 1st , 2nd , 3rd ,4th,5th ,6th and 7 th regiments with different colours for each regiment. The Scots name hackle was attached to a bonnet - Glengarry or Tan o Shanter and is still worn to this day.
Marching band shop in Glasgow selling supplies such as boots, hats,flagpoles, flags, parade belts, hackles and made to order supplies for all groups such as Scouts, military associations, Cadets veterans regiments, religous groups and orange marching bands.