(From the newspaper of Friday 26 May 2017)

ALKMAAR – Many people have probably seen them during the Alkmaars Ontzet. And especially heard. The Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums (ATPD). An enthusiastic Alkmaars music company that has focused on playing traditional Scottish music. “We do that with a lot of fun and respect. For the music and each other “, says Patrick Witsen, member of the band.

Every year the musicians take care of various performances both at home and abroad. ‘Music through friendship’ is the motto of ATPD, which consists of bagpipe players, tenor, bass and snare drummers. The band derives its name from the founder of the IPA, the English police officer Arthur Troop. Next year the band will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a visit to the country where the roots of the pieces of music lie: Scotland. To fund the trip for the 25 members and students, The ATPD is busy collecting money in various ways.

On Saturday 3 June, the band will be present throughout the day from 6.00 am to 5.00 pm during the Luilakmarkt in De Mare shopping center. Witsen: “Would you like to meet our band or see and hear ATPDp in action? Then visit our stall. Our members are happy to tell you everything about the band. In addition, we offer, for example, band logos and other promotional items for sale. “Throughout the day, de ATPD provides various demonstrations. “Have you ever wanted to walk in a kilt and do you want to make music? You are also welcome to come and take a look on Wednesday evening – our regular practice evening at sports complex ‘t Lood in Alkmaar! “. For more information, visit www.arthurtrooppd.nl.

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