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Top Tattoo calls WA band

The pinnacle of success for a pipe band is to be invited to play at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

In a rare feat for a school band, WA's Scotch College has been asked to send a group of bagpipe players and drummers to this year's event in August.

"It's one of the most significant things to happen in the history of the college," headmaster Alec O'Connell said.

Dr O'Connell said the band had had international attention after performing three times in the past five years at the Virginia International Tattoo in the US.

He said the full-strength senior band had more than 60 members who rehearsed twice a week and a small group of elite players who rehearsed once a week.

The West Australian

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