The Band of the Black Watch
is a Scottish military band that reached the U.S. charts in 1976 with its album Scotch on the Rocks and single of the same name:
Scotch on the Rocks
Let’s Go To Jersey
Formed in the 1700s, The Black Watch is an historic regiment that still serves as a fully operational Battalion in the modern British Army.
The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. The regiment was created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, when the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch) was amalgamated with the 73rd (Perthshire).
These triumphant soldiers, resplendent in traditional Highland gear, have toured extensively bringing their pomp and majesty across the globe and in some of the most spectacular extravaganzas staged in Great Britain. The regimental splendor, pageantry and history come alive through bagpipes, drums, highland dance and military marches.