Our Pipe Band has been busy over the last two weekends and the result has been a very successful start to their 2015 season.
On Sunday 1 March at our own External Band Competition our bands won the Senior Band Competition against strong completion and placed third and fourth equal in the Junior Band Competition in a field of 10 bands.
Our pipers and drummers did well in the solo competitions (where 123 pipers and drummers competed in five competitions). In the drumming, Louis Bendle (S5) won the 18 & under event, and Rory Evans (S6) came sixth; and James Strachan (S2) won the 14 & under event, with Duncan Greenshields (S1) third and Finlay Aitken (S3) sixth respectively. Alastair Hutcheon (S5) was placed third in the 16 & under Solo piping, while Maxim Grieve (S1) was fifth in the 14 & under piping event.
Melvyn Roffe, Principal presented the prizes in his role as Chieftain for the day, saying of his first experience of a GWC piping competition, “I was very flattered to have been asked to act as Chieftain for the competition and enjoyed the experience. It was great to welcome pipes and drums from all over Scotland and to see the huge amount of talent on display.”
Yesterday (Sunday 8 March) the Juvenile and Novice bands won their grades at the Scottish Schools' Pipe Band Championships at Broughton High School.