About the Band
KLPD or also known as the Kuala Lumpur Pipes and Drums has been around for more than 10 years but only registered officially and known by it's current name in 2009. The band consists of 2 main instruments; bagpipes and drums, and plays mainly Scottish songs, with variety of other songs including English, Malaysian, Chinese and Indian songs. KLPD is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Each members of the band have more than 10 years of experience in playing their instruments.
The band was formed by their 2 main person; Amirul Mazlan, whose main task is to oversee the band management and handling the administrative task of the band, and also Alif Akbar, whose specializes in managing the musical aspects of the band. Currently we have more than 30 playing members.
The band adopted Scottish style of playing in their music, as well as their uniforms. The uniform consists of kilts (with a matching tartan for every members), sporrans and other accessories including glengarries, plaids, belts and socks.
Since the band formed, KLPD has competed in numerous pipe band/ solo competition in Malaysia and around Asia and is recognize as one of the best pipe band around. KLPD competes regularly in Grade 4 competition in Jakarta, KL and also Singapore competition.
KLPD is currently lead by Pipe Major Alif Akbar with Pipe Sergeant Noor Khairudin as assistant. Drum Sergeant Hazwan Idris is currently heading the drum section.
The band trains every Sunday evening and the training session will last for at least 3 hours per session. The training session normally starts with the band member practicing new songs or revision in previous learned songs for about an hour, and practice with real instruments (bagpipe and drums) for about 2 hours, including doing marching and some other basic routines.
KLPD welcomes new members to join our ever growing band. Please contact us should you are interested to be part of the group.
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