78th Halifax in command at Kingston

Published: May 26, 2014
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Kingston, Ontario – May 24, 2014 – The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) were the winners of both events in a two-band Grade 1 contest at the Kingston Scottish Festival. The strong turnout of competitors and spectators at the event experienced mixed weather throughout the day. The competition is not a sanctioned PPBSO event, but the solo results are counted towards the organization’s Champion Supreme annual aggregate points.

The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) marching on to the park at the 2014 Kingston Scottish Festival. [Photo: Katherine Ann Howe]

Grade 1 (two competed)
Medley
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citade) (1,1,1,2)
2nd Peel Regional Police (2,2,2,1)
Judges: Bob Worrall, Ed Neigh (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

MSR
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (1,1,1,2)
2nd Peel Regional Police (2,2,2,1)
Judges: Ken Eller, Ed Neigh (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 3 (six competed)
1st Paris-Port Dover 1,1,1,3)
2nd Toronto Police (4,4,3,2)
3rd Hamilton Police (6,5,2,1)
Bob Worrall, Brian Williamson (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 4 (seven competed)
1st Rob Roy (1,1,1,2)
2nd Arnprior McNab (2,2,2,3)
3rd Black Watch (3,3,3,5)
Ken Eller, Ed Neigh (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

Grade 5 (Seven competed)
1st Hamilton Police (1,2,1,1)
2nd Barrie (2,1,2,3)
3rd Rob Roy (3,3,3,2)
Ken Eller, Bob Worrall (piping); Ed Neigh (ensemble); Greg Dinsdale (drumming)

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TIP OF THE DAY
Tenor drummers: When composing rhythmical passages in a tenor drum score, don’t just think about replicating the accented phrases within the snare score, but give equal consideration towhat is happening in the melody. Question your composition. For example, if a triplet occurs in the snare score,check if that triplet exists in the melody. If not,ask yourself if there is any value to that triplet being incorporated into the tenor score. That’s just a short example, but applying that principle is a small step towards improving ensemble.
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