Booking letter


Corringham, Essex


Pipe Major: Mr E. Palin Drum Major: Mr D. Coster Hon. President: Mr E. Duce


Telephone: 07758 005691


Dear Sir/Madam,


Thank you for your recent enquiry and interest in hiring the Sutherland Pipes and Drums for your forthcoming


The fees charged for band engagements are dependent upon a number of factors, such as location and duration

of the engagement and whether the whole band or individual band members are required. In order that this can

be accurately assessed we have enclosed an application form which we would ask you to complete and return



Most band engagements follow a similar pattern, with the band marching for parades such as carnivals or similar

processions or alternatively carrying out a marching display in a suitably allocated arena or open area.

The duration of such a display is approximately 25 minutes.

Where a full band turnout is not required individual band members may be booked for private functions, weddings, etc.


For the purpose of assessing our travel arrangements all distances are calculated from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.

If the distance to be travelled is within reason, band members will make their individual way to engagements.

For distances further afield, where a full band engagement is required or for full band engagements in the central

London area, a coach would be required and the band hire rate would be adjusted accordingly.


To assist you with your planning we outline the following as a guide and also include our terms and conditions.


No engagements will be for political or sectarian events or purposes.


For engagements where two marching displays have been requested we would set a maximum of

two hours between displays. Any extension to this would be by prior special arrangement only.


Although the band will be on location at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the engagement

most band members will have been prepared and in uniform at least two hours prior to this.

We would, therefore, request that for engagements in excess of two hours refreshments in the form of

soft drinks be made available to band members.


All fees for band engagements must be paid within 30 days following the event.


We thank you again for your interest and enclose our schedule of fees for your guidance.

We will do our best to ensure your forthcoming event is a success.


With thanks and best regards,


Chris Jennions


The Sutherland Pipes and Drums