78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) win Kincardine (videos)

Published: July 31, 2011
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Kincardine, Ontario – July 2, 2011 - The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) made their long trip to western Ontario worthwhile by winning the Kincardine Scottish Festival Grade 1 contest against a field of four other bands. Weather was warm and very humid, and despite a shower in the morning, the rain held off for the rest of the day.

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for high definition video from the Grade 1 competition.

Grade 1 (MSR, five competed)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (2,1,1,2)
2nd Peel Regional Police (1,2,3,1)
3rd City of Chicago (5,5,2,3)

Drumming: 78th Highlanders
Judges: Bob Worrall, Andrew Berthoff (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR, two competed)
1st Rob Roy
2nd Penetangore

Drumming: Penetangore
Judges: Bob Worrall, Andrew Berthoff (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 3 (Medley, five competed)
1st 400 Squadron
2nd Toronto Police (Gr3)
3rd Paris Port Dover

Drumming: 400 Squadron
Judges: Bob Worrall, Andrew Berthoff (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 4 (march medley, nine competed)
1st Niagara Regional Police
2nd Penetangore (Gr4)
3rd Detroit Caledonia

Drumming: Penetangore
Judges: Bob Worrall, Andrew Berthoff (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 5
1st Hamilton Police (Gr5)
2nd Ron Roy (Gr5)
3rd Lindsay

Judges: John MacDonald, Eddie Gorman (piping); Drew Duthart (drumming); Charlie MacDonald (ensemble)

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  1. JoelKimball

    Wow! Great result for everyone! Esp happy for the Barr Boys and CoC for 2nd in drumming! Good on ya, boyz! This result suggests it will be very competitive in Ontario this year – wonderful! Again, congrats to all the Grade 1′s, esp 78th Halifax on the win, and CoC on the great drumming and ensemble results!

  2. Lawrie

    Peel are a band that could really go places, and maybe it’s just me………but they might like to think about lowering their pitch from ‘Dentist’s drill’ down to ‘Bagpipe’ in order to get some depth and body back into their sound. Can’t say it’s the weather either because they keep persisting with it at other contests also. It is a distraction because the pipes (especially top hands) are disappearing off the chart IMHO.

  3. StillGame

    Excellent Grade 1 contest at Kincardine!!!!! IMHO 78th Halifax had the best pipes. The 78th Frasers had the best snare corps. TPPB the best Bass & Tenor (a tad heavy but still musically the best). Glad to see a US band at this level but LAST in piping should not be in the prize list. Love to All

  4. drummer1234

    Yeah,because getting in the proze list has ONLY to do with what the pipe section does. Its a BAND competition…

  5. Martin

    I agree with StillGame…..drummers should be shot and not allowed to compete….YEAH RIGHT. As Barr said it’s a pipeBAND competition.

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