City of Regina takes top award at Winnipeg

Published: February 28, 2013
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Winnipeg – February 16, 2013 - The Winnipeg Scottish Festival celebrated its 20th Anniversary with some special events at the Winnipeg Convention Center. Friday evening Bob Worrall gave a short recital, and then introduced the players who followed him, including Matt MacIsaac, Colin Clansey, James MacHattie and James P. Troy played a short selection on pipes and then snare drum. Notable in the band events was the emergence of the Winnipeg Police as a Grade 3 competing band under P-M Nate Mitchell and L-D Dave Bowman.

Grade 2
MSR
1st St. Andrews (1,1,1,2)
2nd City of Regina (2,2,2,1)

Medley
1st City of Regina (1.1.1.1)
2nd St. Andrews (2,2,2,2)

Overall: City of Regina
Best Drum Corps: City of Regina

Grade 3
MSR
1st Winnipeg Police (1, 1, 1,1)
2nd Macalester College, USA (2,2,2,2)
3rd St. Andrews (3,3,3,3)
4th Glenaura (4,4,4,4)

Medley
1st Winnipeg Police (1, 1, 1,1)
2nd Macalester College, USA (3,3,2,2)
3rd St. Andrews (2,2,3,3)

Best Drum Corps: Winnipeg Police

Grade 4
Quick March Medley
1st Lord Selkirk Boys Scouts (1, 1, 1,1)
2nd Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina (2,2,2,2)

Medley
1st Lord Selkirk Boys Scouts (1, 1, 1,1)

Best Drum Corps: Lord Selkirk Scouts
Judges for all grade 2-4 events: Colin Clansey, James MacHattie (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Jamie Troy (drumming)

Grade 5
Quick March Medley
1st Two Rivers Juvenile (2, 1, 1,1)
2nd Prairies Thistle (1,2,2,2)

Judges: Colin Clansey, James MacHattie (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Jamie Troy (drumming)

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UPCOMING EVENTS July 26, 2014Scottish Pipe Band ChampionshipsDumbarton, Scotland

August 1, 2014Lorient Interceltic FestivalLorient

August 1, 2014Glengarry Highland GamesMaxville, ON

August 2, 2014Spokane Highland GamesSpokane County Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA

August 2, 2014Melrose Highland GamesMelrose

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.
Scott Currie, SC Drumming, Uddingston, Scotland

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