Ron Abbott has been recognised for his immense contribution to the Horsham City Pipe band, receiving a 75-year membership badge at the band's annual meeting.
Abbott, 85, started with the Horsham City Pipe Band as an enthusiastic nine-year-old and has held positions such as Pipe Major during his tenure.
Band spokesperson Elizabeth Minne said the achievement was a "special" one.
"Not many people these days last in an organisation that long," Minne said.
"He'll still go and play at local play-outs that we do. He plays at the ANZAC Dawn Service every year.
"He got a letter from the RSL this year thanking him for all the work he does for them. So that's pretty special I think."
Three other band members were recognised with awards for their service; Catherine Harris, 35 years, Minne, 25 years and Kim Brooks, 15 years.
Current pipe major Michael Stewart received the bandsman of the year which is named after Evan and Barbara Mackley.
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