James Laughlin, a World Champion Snare Drummer and highly respected Professional drumming teacher, has composed pipe band snare drum scores, with accompanying audio tracks, for 64 of the most popular Grade 4 Pipe Band Marches.

James receives many requests for drum scores that will accompany some of the most famous bagpipe tunes played by the majority of pipe bands. James wanted to help by providing the Worlds largest library of drum scores for Pipe Band Marches that can be played by almost any Scottish Snare Drummer who possesses the fundamentals of drumming.


James has a creative and musical approach to composing drum scores, his ensemble knowledge was greatly influenced by his years in the SFU Pipe Band (under J. Reid Maxwell) along with an exciting Irish twist from his days growing up in Northern Ireland amongst great players and tutors such as Andrew Scullion, Bobby Rea, Gary Moore and David Rea.


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What scores are included in the Grade 4 Pipe Band Drum Score Collection?

79th Farewell to Gibraltar

Arthur Bignold

Atholl and Bredalbane Gathering

Atholl Highlanders

Auchmountain’s Bonnie Glen

Australian Ladies


Battle of the Somme

Barren Rocks of Aden

Bathgate HG

Blue Bells

Bonnie Dundee

Brown Haired Maiden

Cabar Feidh

Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle

Castle Dangerous

Clan McColl  

Cock of the North


Dawning of the Day

Don Campbell of Vernon

Dornoch Highland Gathering 

Duncan MacGillivray

Duncan McInnes

Earl of Mansfield

Flett from Flotta

Garden of Skye

Garry Owen

Glendaruel Highlanders


Heights of Dargai

Highland Laddie

High Road to Gairloch

Horsburgh Castle

I’ll gang nae mair tae yon toon

Jenny’s Bawbee

Jimmy Findlater 


John D Burgess

Kilworth Hills

King George V’s Army

Loch Ruan


McKay’s Farwell

McKenzie Highlanders - RSPBA MAP

Mairi’s Wedding/Mhari Bhan

Men of Argyll - RSPBA MAP

Pipe Major William Ross’s Farewell to the Scots Guards - RSPBA MAP

Rab’s Wedding

Rantin Rovin Robin - RSPBA MAP

Rowan Tree

Siege of Delhi

Scotland the Brave


The 25th K.O.S.B.’s Farewell to Meerut - RSPBA 61 MAP

The 72nd Highlanders Farewell to Aberdeen RSPBA MAP

The Black Bear

The Children

The Drunken Piper - RSPBA MAP

The Green Hills of Tyrol

The Minstrel Boy

The Piper’s Cave - RSPBA MAP

The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel - RSPBA MAP

When the Battles O’er

What do buyers have to say?

"Instant Download, Instant Gratification. I love your fun and extensive approach to pipe band drumming. This is BY FAR the best educational tool on the market. Thank YOU!" - Mark Lawson, Scotland

 "I just downloaded "The Collection" and I have to say there is some serious hours of practise in there to be done. Magnificent work mate with the books and I cannot wait to hook in." - Jeff Tailor, Australia

 "Excellent books, and I'm glad you recorded MP3s of all the exercises. It helps that little bit more with my sight reading and it ensures that I'm playing things in the correct manner."  - Rob Reynolds, United Kingdom

 "Thanks for releasing such an awesome compliation. I will be getting my whole drum corps to purchase it!" - Don Wilmot, USA

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About James Laughlin

I’m a drumming tutor, champion, author and the founder of the Pipe Band Drumming Inner Circle.

Over the past two decades, I’ve won 7 world championships which include 2x World Solo Drumming Championships - Juvenile Grade, 2x World Pipe Band Champion - with SFU Pipe Band and 3x World Pipe Band Drumming Champion - with the SFU drum corps.

I’ve been teaching Pipe Band Drumming since my early teens and have since featured as the Head of Pipe Band Drumming at St Andrews College (2006-2020) where we won the World Championships and I was the Head of Pipe Band Drumming for Otago University. I am also the Former Drumming Director of the NZ National Youth Band.

I’m the co-author of the best selling book, Our Journey. And I’ve interviewed some of the GREATS in Drumming such as Jim Kilpatrick, Tyler Fry, Chris Pollock and Gareth McLees.


What is included?

You receive instant access to each of the book's in a pdf format, plus audio tracks for the relevant books.

How long will I have access to the books?

You get lifetime access.

Is there any after-purchase support?

Yes! Absolutely. James and his team will be available to help you along each and every step of your drumming journey.

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    What's included?

    79ths Farewell to Gibraltar

    Scotland The Brave

    John D Burgess

    Arthur Bignold

    Castle Dangerous

    Balmoral Highlanders

    Crossing the Minch

    Donella Beaton

    John Morrison of Assynt House

    Maggie Cameron