Fourteen Grade 1 bands will vie for the remaining spots in the Final round at the 2008 World Pipe Band Championships. The RSPBA made the draw for the Qualifier following the results of the European Championship at Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Five bands from the Qualifier will join the nine bands that have already made it to the Final, for a competition of 14 bands.
Fife Constabulary (Scotland)
Spirit of Scotland (Scotland)
Band Club Sydney (Australia)
Lothian & Borders Police (Scotland)
Tayside Police (Scotland)
Australia Highlanders (Australia)
Alberta Caledonia (Canada)
Toronto Police (Canada)
Los Angeles Scots (USA)
New Zealand Police (New Zealand)
Cullybackey (Northern Ireland)
Vale of Atholl (Scotland)
Peel Regional Police (Canada)
Clan Gregor (Scotland)
Pre-qualifying for the final, either by virtue of accruing points at previous RSPBA championships or by being an "overseas" band placing at last year's World's are:
Ballycoan (Northern Ireland)
Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
Scottish Lion-78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)
Simon Fraser University (Canada)
St Laurence O' Toole (Ireland)
Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
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