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Trevor Morton

Trevor followed in the footsteps of both his father, uncles and grandfather when, in 1969, he joined the City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band.

A top solo piper, Trevor took over the band as Pipe Major in 1982, following the departure of P/M Lewis Turrell. It was a position he was to hold for eight straight years and again in 1991-2

In 1990 the band toured Australia and competed in the 86th McLean Highland Gathering and at the Australian Championships in Brisbane.The band received first placing and a rare standing ovation for it's marching display.

The 1990 NZ Royal tour saw Trevor appointed Queen's Piper.

Trevor was also a member of the New Zealand Army and as Pipe Major of the 4th Otago Southland Regiment Pipe Band, represented New Zealand in the 1990 Beating of the Retreat in London. He was accompanied by Ian Mowat, Drum Sergeant of both the Invercargill and army bands.

Trevor received his life membership (25 years) in 1994. Since 1994 Trevor has been the band's official sound man.

In 2001, in recognition of his long and outstanding service at the highest levels within the band, Trevor was made an Honorary Pipe Major. Trevor's father Lang is the only other player to ever hold the title.

Trevor's son Ben has continued the family tradition, joining the band in 2000. Ben is a snare drummer



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