CBC BOKSBURG PIPE BAND
In 2005 the CBC Boksburg / Jeppe Pipe Band was formed, with Matthew as Pipe Sergeant. In February 2005 it was decided that the band would compete in the 2005 Pipe Band Association of South Africa national competition season in the Novice Juvenile section. The band was consistently placed in the top 3 in its section during the year.
At the CBC annual prize giving he has received several piping awards.
In April 2005 Mathew was accepted as a band member of the African Skye Grade 4 Band. He competed in both the Novice Juvenile and Grade 4 competitions throughout the year. Four members of the band including Matthew were placed Second in the Quartet Competition at the Royal Scottish Gathering.
After completing the 2006 season of competitions the Novice Juvenile band attained First place in the Regional championships and Second in the Champion of Champions. The African Skye Grade 4 band was placed Second throughout.
During the season Matthew also competed in Solo piping competitions obtaining a Second and Fourth place. He has also played at various social and school functions during the year.
Matthew has been invited by the Benoni High School Grade 4 Pipe Band to compete with the band in the 2006 World Championship to be held in Scotland in August. The band will be playing at the Bridge of Allan, North Berwick and the World Championship gatherings.