Zonnebeke 2019 11 November

Field Marshal Haig’s Own pipes&drums

Tyde What May

Mission statement

“Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums” is a commemoration and remembrance music group for bagpipe, drum, and bugle players. The identity and operation are based on these basic elements:

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Our patron

Patron of Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums is The Right Hon. Lord Astor of Hever, PC, DL, and Grandson of Earl Haig.

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The name of the peaceful village of Passchendaele, since the municipal mergers of the 1970s now part of Zonnebeke, stirs little emotion in the Flemish people.

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Who are we

“Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes and Drums” (FMHOP&D), a Flemish Pipe Band “with a difference”, was born on November 10, 2013 as a result of the fifth Passchendaele Remembrance Concert, “Will ye come to Flanders”. What initially was planned as an one off group for a single concert, grew unexpectedly and in short term to be a real Pipe Band.