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Tony Coen

OAM

Tasmania Councillor National Council

Vice Chairman Tasmania Branch

Vice Principal, Drill & Dress Tasmania Branch

Principal, Drill & Dress National

 

Biography

Tony commenced his Pipe Band career learning the snare drum when he joined the Tasmanian Irish Pipe Band in Sep. 1961. Over the years, he worked his way up to Drum Sergeant and then to Drum Major. Until the Band closed up in 1976.

From there moved to the Hobart Highland Pipe Band (later City of Hobart Highland PB) and soon became Drum Sergeant. Around 1990, he undertook to sit for the Advanced Level Drill and Dress certificate examination and passed. It was also at that time that he became Drum Major.

Only a few years later, the incumbent VP D&D moved to Queensland and Tony took over the reigns.

In 2009, Tony transferred to the Tasmania Police Pipe Band as a full member, after having spent a few years as a guest player with the Band. From there he was soon elevated to Assistant Drum Major and appointed full Drum Major in 2014. 

Further

Tasmania Police Pipe Band
Parade Drum Major
McGee Foundation Tasmania
Secretary
City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band
Drum Major
Tasmanian Irish Pipe Band (defunct)
Drum Sergeant