World Solo Drumming Champions

Published on 21 October 2014 by Mrs Fiona MacFarlane Categories: Music & Drama

drummers photographThe World Solo Drumming and International Solo Tenor Drumming Championships took place on Saturday 18 October at Glasgow Caledonian University, resulting in unprecedented success for George Watson's College pupils.  For the first time ever, two pupils from Watson’s won the World Solo Snare Drumming title in their category, while our tenor drummers also had an outstanding day.

James Strachan (S2) was crowned World Solo Drumming Champion in Juvenile Section 1 (March), with Duncan Greenshields (S1) finishing in fourth place and Finlay Aitken (S3) in fifth. Cameron Lambie (S3) also qualified for the final of this category, narrowly missing out on a top six finish, meaning that Watson’s had the largest representation of any band in that particular final.

Georgia Parry (S4) won her event and was crowned World Solo Drumming Champion in Juvenile Section 2 (March).

Louis Bendle (S5) played against a very strong field coming fifth in his competition, and Cameron Rhodes (S6) gave an excellent performance and was awarded second place in his category.

Not to be outdone, Watson’s tenor drummers also enjoyed some outstanding results.

Neave Johnson (S4) placed 1st in Juvenile Sect 3 (MSR) making her the International Solo Tenor Drumming Champion in her category for 2014.

Isla Holehouse (S4) finished second, Rachel MacMillan (S3) third, and Conor Tucker (S2) fourth in Juvenile Section 1 (March).

And to cap a wonderful day for GWC, our tenor drumming teacher and former pupil Chelsea O'Neill (Class of 2013) was placed first in Juvenile Sect 5 (MSR) making her the International Solo Tenor Drumming Champion for 2014.

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