Recognition for Bingara’s Anzac Day pipers and side drummer

May 8, 2008

Don, Neil and Andrew Mack were presented with a plaque from the Returned Services League, in appreciation for their services, at the annual luncheon following the Anzac Day ceremony last Friday.

 “The Mack boys” have become a regular feature of the Anzac Day march, leading the annual procession with bagpipes and side drum. Dressed in their kilts, they contribute greatly to the pomp of the day, the bagpipes never failing to stir the emotions of all who hear them.

Fred Robinson, Honorary Secretary of the Bingara Sub-branch of the RSL made the presentation. The wives also received a letter, thanking them for sharing their husbands with the community on Anzac Day.

Don has been playing since 1975. With a new set of reeds which brother, Andrew, gave him, Don said he was very happy to play and “thought they sounded pretty good” this year. Tim Teseriero has been piping with the “Mack boys” for the last 4 years, contributing to a very impressive foursome for Anzac Day.

After the luncheon at the Returned Services Club, Don, Neil, Andrew and Tim thrilled patients at the hospital with their playing, before moving on to Touriandi Lodge to share with residents, part of the tradition of Anzac Day in Bingara.

Neil and Andrew Mack, Tim Tesoriero and Don Mack,
leading last week’s Anzac Day march.

Compliments of The Bingara Advocate