SFU, New Westminster, Bonar, Bowman take BCPA Grand Aggregates

Published: July 31, 2009
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With the Seattle Highland Games being the final competition of the 2009 British Columbia Pipers Association season, the organization announced the official winners of its Grand Aggregate awards. The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band organization and its members did very well across all categories and grades, with Andrew Bonar of Vancouver taking the overall championship in the tightly-contested Professional Solo Piping category.

Bands

Grade 1: Simon Fraser University

Grade 2: New Westminster Police

Grade 3: Robert Malcolm Memorial

Grade 4: White Spot

Solo Piping

Professional: Andrew Bonar

Grade 1: Richard Gillies

Grade 2: Alexander Schiele

Grade 3: Joseph Stewart

Grade 4: Liam Hilder

Grade 5: Jonathan Robertson

Adult: Gordon Haddon

Solo Snare Drumming

Professional: David Bowman

Grade 1: Kyle Wallis

Grade 2: Gavin MacRae

Grade 3: Fiona Senyk

Grade 4: Bryce Kreger

Solo Tenor Drumming

Professional: Brittany Angeltvedt

Grade 1: Jessica Lahti

Grade 2: Mackenzie Webster

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