New Zealand has come to Pipers’ Persuasion in the form of Pipe Major Bruce Hitchings MBE BEM. Bruce became pipe major in the Queen’s Own Highlanders before promotion to WO1 Pipe Major, the Senior Pipe Major, British Army and Chief Instructor at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming at Redford Barracks. After completing his regular service Bruce was commissioned into the Territorial Army with responsibility for TA and Cadet piping. He teaches and judges piping throughout the world. Bruce also has a business selling bagpipes and bagpipe products such as drone reeds known as Balance Tone Drone Reeds.