ScottishPower Pipe Band is delighted to announce the appointed of Jake Jørgensen as their new Leading Drummer with immediate effect.
Speaking on the appointment Pipe Major Chris Armstrong stated, “I have made a decision regarding the leading drummer position after going through the many excellent applicants. After careful consideration I have decided to appoint Jake Jørgensen who has accepted the position. We are now looking very much forward to getting stuck in and preparing the band for the future, it’s exciting times ahead. I'd like to extend a welcome to Jake from myself and the band and thank everyone again who also took the time to apply.
Jake joins ScottishPower having previously played with Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band. In his first stretch he played with them for more than 10 seasons from 2001-2010 and during his time Jake won nine major championships, including two World Championship titles.
He also won 19 major drumming prizes, including three World drumming titles, and seven RSPBA Champion of Champions awards for Best Drum Corps. Jake then took a spell as Leading Drummer of the Lothian and Borders Police Pipe Band, which disbanded at the end of 2012 when he then returned to Shotts. Jake is originally from Denmark, but is now settled in Edinburgh where he teaches drumming at George Heriot’s School, and has been a finalist at the World Drumming Solos.
Jake said on his appointment, “I am delighted to have been appointed the new Leading Drummer with ScottishPower band and I look forward with great enthusiasm to working with Chris Armstrong and the rest of this great band. I am confident that together we will be able to produce some exciting, enjoyable and highly competitive music.
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage any drummers out there (ideally with grade 1 experience, although not essential depending on ability), who may have an interest in joining the drum corps in this new venture, to get in touch directly by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.”