Canterbury Caledonian wins again at Palmerston North Square Day

Published: December 14, 2013
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Palmerston North, New Zealand – December 14, 2013 - Canterbury Caledonian continued its success at the annual Jenny Mair Square Day competition at Palmerston North Square. Canterbury won first overall, taking both piping and drumming titles. Earlier in the year the band won the New Zealand Pipe Band Championship. The Square Day contests were started in 1980 and?are held on the second Saturday in December. The events have gained a reputation for being relaxed and well run, and generally regarded, especially at Grade 1 level, as the most important New Zealand contest outside of the annual national championship.

Grade 1 (six competed)
1st Canterbury Caledonian
2nd Manawatu Scottish
3rd Auckland & Districts
4th New Zealand Police
5th Pipeband Club (Gr2)
6th City of Invercargill

Grade 2 (one played)
1st Pipeband Club (Australia)

Grade 3 (six competed)
1st Whangerai County
2nd City of Hastings
3rd Wellington Red Hackle
4th Manawatu Scottish 2
5th Celtic
6th City of Auckland

Grade 4 (five competred)
1st City of Tauranga
2nd Hamilton Caledonian
3rd Papakura
4th Kapiti Coast
5th Manawatu Scottish 3

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Don’t be afraid to modify or undercut holes to improve chanter intonation. It may seem extreme, but there would scarcely be a Grade 1 band that hasn’t partaken in a spot of chanter renovation to beneficial effect.
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