Sri Dasmesh at the World Pipe Band Championship 2019
The Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band will make history by being the first Pipe Band from Malaysia to visit Scotland. This will also be the first time a Sikh Pipe Band will attend and compete in the World Pipe Band Championships ever since the inception of the world championships in 1930.
The first Sikh Pipe Band was established probably around 1856 when the 45th Rattray Regiment was established in Punjab. Since then, Sikh Pipe bands were part of the many Sikh Regiments that were established under the British Empire.
We continue this tradition and continue to honor all the Sikhs Soldiers and freedom fighters that fought for a free world in many wars including the two great world wars.
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Experienced & Unique Band
The band has been preforming locally & Internationally for over 25 years. With the uniform made up of a blend of the Sikh Bana and the Scottish tartan, this band stands out anywhere in the world.
Legacy & History
Since inception in 1986 Sri Dasmesh is the single largest Sikh Pipe Band in the world. Its members range from students to accomplished professionals in many fields. All members in the band perform as volunteers.
Shaping Discipline & Attitude
The band has been a youth development project that has nutured and created many successful talented individuals. The discipline and leadership skills that are thought to the members empower them way beyond into their careers and lives.
News from the social space
All of us at Sri Dasmesh would like to say a big congratulations to Gursager Singh, one of our upcoming star snare drummers for his recent achievements in Solo Drumming.
He competed in the World Online Piping and Drumming Championships Spring 2020, in the Grade 3 category and brought home the following results.
Grade 3 Side Drumming 6/8 March - 5th place
10th Place Overall for Grade 3 Side Drumming
Having just come back from winning the Grade 4B world championships last year, Gursager and the rest of the snare drummers have been hard at work to up their game and it’s definitely showing results.
Congratulations Beta may God bless you with lots of success. Keep it up
Well done !!!!
Very well done!
Many Congratulations, your hard work and dedication is reaping the rewards you and the band so richly deserve.
Congrats (Gourc'hemmenoù on Brittany language) !!!
Congratulations Gursager Singh & his proud parents!!
We're proud of your achievements! Guruji blessings & kirpa b with you forever ❤🥰
Congratulations from Grande Prairie Pipe Band Alberta Canada.
Congratulations, keep up your great work!!!
Congrats ji,may the blessing of Guruji be upon you always🙏❤
Well done thats a great effort.
Congratulations may Waheguru Ji blessing forever be on the u all
Dhan Dhan Dhan Ji 🙏🙏🙏
Bohot wadayan to Gursager Singh and the proud parents. May guru maharaj continue to bless you always.
Congratulations Gursager! Proud of yaa!
Congratulations son. Proud of you Gursager Singh
Congratulations Gursager Singh
Here is a chance to know more about the Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band's humble beginings. Mr Sukdev Singh, a co-founder of the band (with Harvinder Singh) who started this journey in 1986 does an exclusive interview with Sri Saheb Production Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur to shed some light on how the idea of this band was concieved, funded and built.
We wish all our friends and fellow musicians around the globe good health. Stay safe during this global pandemic. Our one wish is......
Can we have BAND PRACTICE PLEASE?!?
You will be missed in Glasgow this year with the cancellation of the World Championships.
Always admired you persona and ‘Midas touch’ to everything you do. Had the privilege of meeting you a long long time ago at a Samelan back in 1980 (I think) at Guru Nanak college in Ipoh. You are an inspiration to the youth of today.
Chardikala Veerji. The sizzle sparked the interest which then took off to the amaze of many with guruji's blessing n your conviction to this idea. World exposure drew the participation but it was this sizzle that made you guys get noticed.
Now we have the younger generation that has added to this sizzle that drew crowds and secured its promise as a Band to be reckoned with. #Stayblessed #keepsizzling
Love your band and your attitude. You will look good performing in the Okanagan Military Tattoo. Let's make it happen!
A great journey for you all well done.
Well done Sri Dasmesh. Pride of our Sikh Community.
This is so wonderful! what a great journey.
My dad was in the police band
I saw myself in 1 of the picture.. memories ❤
Sath gur k sewa safal hai.
Thank you for your post. I followed your progress last year on line and was delighted with your result at the worlds. Well deserved success for your hard work and drive,
I think your approach is perfect and your lessons for your pipers and drummers on the importance of keeping your instrument in first class working condition is a must. It’s easy to concentrate on learning the tunes you need to perform and then loose performance because instruments are poorly maintained. Piping is an involved commitment as you mentioned, they are so sensitive to moisture and temperature and require a lot of hard earned experience in order to get a pipe and drum corps sounding as one. In the band I play in, it takes about an hour to tune the pipes in before practice, our Pipe Major insists on this and will not play with the pipe corps out of tune. The result is amazing when we play and it really highlights any player weakness with a set as mistakes are that much more apparent. I’m one of the players in my band that undertake the maintenance of the band pipes and have re set up all the instruments so they are all air efficient. Happily everyone noticed a major improvement in their sets after this work was done, it also makes it easier to play and blow a tone when beforehand, some were finding it hard to play. They certainly had the ability to play in any case. Your approach to teaching your band members the real value of maintenance and a full understanding of how their instrument functions with proper understanding is invaluable and Should always be taught in every band, though this is not always the case. I’m sorry for you that we are having to forego this years pipe band competitions due to the Coronavirus but as you have said, at least you get to keep your trophy for two years! Plus we should all have improved having this extra year to fine tune our competition sets and skills!
Your band has a very refreshing and meticulous approach to what you love to do and a healthy approach to all round teaching of the given instrument. I hope we will meet at one of the competition events next year as we will be in the same Grade. We will have to see how this situation develops.
Please stay safe and well.
Great achievement veerji in advocating successful youths to get involved in good activities and whilst helping them stay away from negative activities. Tqvm. Waheguru bless you all
Thank you for honoring us in this wonderful clip J. Reid Maxwell. For those of you that are looking for something to help you up your game this lockdown, this workshop looks super cool! Check it out 💪🏻
3 months ago
I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.
4 months ago
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5 months ago
A statement from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia-
“Heriot-Watt University Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Dasmesh International School last Friday where the university will offer one full scholarship each year to a deserving student from Sri Dasmesh. This collaboration celebrates the shared Scottish roots between the school and the University after Sri Dashmesh's pipe band won the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland last year. Music is an integral part of Scottish culture, and Heriot-Watt, a Scottish University, is proud to have had a Malaysian institution promoting it both at the domestic and international levels. The MoU also marks the university’s effort to promote Positive Education to students across Malaysia.”
As a band, we are very very proud that the hard work that we put in to prepare for last years World Championships is now creating opportunities in education for our band members. As stated by the University, music is an integral part of Scottish culture and we, as Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band are proud to share and carry on the tradition of Sikhs playing Bagpipes. It is also a reminder of the history that the Scots and Sikhs share. We fought many wars together to keep the world free, for all people. We are proud to honor that allegiance.
#heriotwattmalaysia #teamdasmesh #MoUHeriot-Watt University Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Dasmesh International School last Friday where the university will offer one full scholarship each year to a deserving student from Sri Dasmesh. This collaboration celebrates the shared Scottish roots between the school and the University after Sri Dashmesh's pipe band won the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland last year. Music is an integral part of Scottish culture, and Heriot-Watt, a Scottish University, is proud to have had a Malaysian institution promoting it both at the domestic and international levels. The MoU also marks the university’s effort to promote Positive Education to students across Malaysia.
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How wonderful. Are you coming back to Scotland in August to defend your World title? Morrison’s Academy Pipe Band would be delighted to meet up.
Congratulations. Tis terrific that the band has received the contribution of the benefit to a band member. The affiliation of Sikhs and Scotland has existed for many years.
Congratulations and well done, Shri Dasmesh Pipe Band. Do do your country proud.
Well done & Congratulations
That’s wonderful! Well done!!
Wow well done what great plan
Well done everyone.
👍 Congratulations 🎊
Well done Capt Sukhdev
Great stuff... N congrats.
6 months ago
Success never comes without hard work and sacrifices. Here is a tale of how one family all lined up and removed all obstacles to make their dreams come true.
This story is beyond the 3 in the band as it was truly supported by Mom Inderjit Kaur as well as Dad, Gurmukh Singh who did the full background work of transport, logistics etc, right until the the issuance of boarding passes at the airport and the receiving of the band when we returned from Scotland.
What an amazing family and such true team work from them all. A family that works together can achieve greatness that's unthinkable.
m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2808381602561001&id=405880536144465“We took part in the World Pipe Band Championships where groups from around the world came to Scotland to participate. We represented Malaysia and ended up winning with our troupe, but it didn’t come easy. Leading up to the competition, we had band practice three times a week, and we were having our final exams during that period. We had to finish our exams and then rush to the centre for practice with the team. It was intensive because we never had to face something like that before, but we managed our time as well as we could and ended up winning first place. We feel like we were blessed, especially by our grandfather who passed away before the World Championships. He always supported us. Before we began performing, we were with our brother who was part of the band, and he said that he had a vision of our grandfather gesturing to us, telling us that he is watching over us. It was a very emotional moment because we were very close to him. We feel like we won because we got his blessing. Now, we take that victory and put everything we learnt from that experience into our daily lives. I think we’re more confident now as individuals and as sisters, and we know that whatever comes our way, we can do it with our strength and the blessing that our grandfather gave us”
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Agree entirely about the family. They are united in every respect, including selfless kirtan sewa. A truly great family. 👏👏👏👏👏