I just returned from the first performance i have done as a member of a pipe band in 13 years. Considering that the band itself is rebuilding, and that over half the players are new to the band (and I believe today was the first day most of us played with the band as a whole) we sounded good. We performed at the Chapelhow legion.
It was like riding a bike – you never truly forget how. But the sheer volume and energy of the band when playing in the circle was awesome.