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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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