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Trevor followed in the footsteps of both his father,
uncles and grandfather when, in 1969, he joined the
City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band.
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
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
1990 NZ Royal tour saw Trevor appointed Queen's Piper.
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.
received his life membership (25 years) in 1994. Since
1994 Trevor has been the band's official sound man.
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.
son Ben has continued the family tradition, joining
the band in 2000. Ben is a snare drummer
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