The Pipes & Drums has just arrived back from a very successful tour of eastern Canada. After winning the Scottish Championships in Dumbarton on Saturday 27 July, the Juvenile band flew to Toronto on the Sunday. The tour began with some sightseeing at Niagara Falls, the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. The boys and girls were also treated to a Barbeque at “Nanny Goats”!
On Thursday the band travelled to the capital city Ottawa where they starred in an evening concert at the spectacular setting of Parliament Hill. The North American Championships begin on the Friday with solo piping and drumming competitions. The pupils enjoyed tremendous success winning no less than 14 events. This was followed by a band performance at the traditional Friday Night Tattoo.
It was back to Maxville on the Saturday to compete in the North American Championships and after performing a very musical medley, the band was placed first in Grade 3. The following day the band had a short tour of Ottawa before heading to Montreal. They enjoyed a visit to the theme park “La Ronde” before making the long enjoyable journey home.
The bands enjoyed a successful trip to North Berwick last Saturday winning the Novice Juvenile Grade, the Juvenile Grade and the Grade 2 competition. The Novice and Juvenile bands travel to Glasgow on Wednesday to prepare for the World Pipe Band Championships which takes place on Sunday 18 August.