Glasgow Skye will bolster Grade 2 at Costa Mesa

Published: May 15, 2014
(Page 1 of 1)

The recent news about bands in Grade 2 continues, with the Costa Mesa Highland Games in California flying in Scotland’s Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band, the first time that a guest Grade 2 band has come to the competition, this year on May 23-24.

Costa Mesa typically would have a guest Grade 1 band, with the likes of Simon Fraser University, Dowco Triumph Street and LA Scots competing and performing in the past at the event, just south of Los Angeles.

Glasgow Skye enjoyed a successful year in Grade 2 on the RSPBA circuit in 2013, finishing third in the Champion of Champions table, playing with one of the largest pipe sections in the grade.

“We consider it a great honour to be invited out to Costa Mesa,” said Glasgow Skye Pipe-Major Kenny MacLeod. “The band is very excited about it, and it will be a great experience. I haven’t played at that games for a few years, and it’s nice to know we won’t need our capes for our first run out of the year.”

MacLeod said his band leaves Glasgow May 20th, and returns to Scotland May 28th, staying in Redondo Beach, California, during its stay.

The previously struggling Prince Charles Pipe Band of San Francisco has rebounded and will compete against Glasgow Skye in the grade.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 3.5/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +1

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
March 1, 1972PPBSO increases Grade 1 band requirement to 2 MSRs and 2 medleys.
MOST RECENT POST
  • Fond farewell
    Sat, 21 Feb 2015
    Two years ago, after about eight years away from it, I was looking for a piping change, so had another go at solo competition. I’d stopped shortly after my mother died suddenly in 2003, having lost the desire to keep … Continue re …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS March 7, 2015Flanders Red Cross Trio Piping CompetitionHamme, Belgium

March 8, 2015Brüggen Piping SchoolBruggen, Germany

March 14, 2015The Agnew-HarrisonHamilton, Ontario

March 21, 2015Arizona Scottish GamesSteele Indian School Park 300 E Indian School Road in Phoenix

March 27, 2015Dunedin Tide: Festival of PipingDunedin Community Centre Highland Park, Dunedin, Florida

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: For a steady sound ensure the two tenor drone reeds are set up in the same way with regard to strength, volume, tension of bridle and position in reedseat.
Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, 1998 Northern Meeting Gold Medallist