Larger crowds for Saskatchewan Highland Gathering events

Published: May 19, 2014
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Moose Jaw & Regina, Saskatchewan – May 18, 2014 – The Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival drew a small number of bands and soloists from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta to events in Moose Jaw on Saturday and Regina on Sunday. An expanded festival setting for both days provided nice crowds of spectators for the band and other events, and the sometimes-challenging May long weekend weather was good for both days.

Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina after a successful weekend.

Moose Jaw
Grade 2
MSR & Medley
City of Regina

Grade 3
MSR & Medley
Winnipeg Police
Best Bass: Winnipeg Police

Grade 4
March Medley
1st Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina (2,1,3,3)
2nd 96th Highlanders, Saskatoon (3,2,4,1)
3rd Regina Police Service (1,4,1,4)

Medley
1st Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial, Winnipeg (1,1,2,1)
2nd Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina (2,3,1,2)
3rd Regina Police Service (3,2,3,3)

Regina
Grade 2
MSR & Medley
City of Regina
Tim Dixon Memorial Award (Best Drum Corps): City of Regina

Grade 3
MSR & Medley
Winnipeg Police

Grade 4
March Medley
1st Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial (1,2,3,2)
2nd Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina (3,4,2,1)
3rd Regina Police Service (4,1,1,4)

Grade 4
Medley
1st Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina (3,1,2,1)
2nd Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial (1,2,3,2)
3rd Regina Police Service (2,3,1,3)

Best Junior Bass: Conservatory of Performing Arts

Judges for all events: Bob Worrall, Colin Clansey, John Fisher, David Hilder

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Pipers: Always ask yourself, Where has the reed been? Remember that all makes of pipe chanter reeds need a bit of moisture. To put some into it without a lick or a sook try the “heavy breath,” like when you want to “fog up” a window or your eyeglasses.
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