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In 2005 Pipe Major Angus MacColl, in conjunction with the Netherlorn Piping Society, had an idea to set up a youth pipe band, the main aim of which would be to promote the piping and drumming traditions of North Argyll and to serve the people of Oban and Lorn. And so the Oban High School Pipe Band was formed.
Since then the Band has developed in number to more than 40, and in stature to a full competing Juvenile Pipe Band, made up entirely of young people under the age of 18.
The administrative needs, support and promotion of the band are carried out by the Oban & Lorn Youth Pipe Band Association (OLYPBA), a committee dedicated to the success of the OHS Pipe Band.
The Band is entirely self- funded and very much appreciates the support, both financially and emotionally of the communities of Oban and the surrounding areas.
The Band is now fully registered and has the ability to compete at the highest level in recognized juvenile Pipe Band competitions, including the major competitions organized under the auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.