Regina, Rocky split Regina

Published: May 31, 2010
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Regina, Saskatchewan – May 23, 2010 - Spring rains, low temperatures and high winds continued to affect Saskatchewan games, and the Regina Highland Games were also moved indoors. The City of Regina Pipe Band and Rocky Mountain split the Grade 2 band events.

Grade2 (two competed)
Medley
1st City of Regina (1,1,1,1)
2nd Rocky Mountain (2,2,2,2)

MSR
1st Rocky Mountain (1,1,2,1)
2nd City of Regina (2,2,1,2)

Judges: Bob Worrall, Alasdair Gillies (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); John Fisher (drumming)
Best Grade 2 Mid-section: City of Regina Best. Grade 2 Drum Corps: City of Regina

Grade 3 (one played)
MSR
Saskatoon Police

Medley
Saskatoon Police

Grade 4 (six competed)
Quick March Medley
1st Ogden Legion, Calgary (6,1,1,1)
2nd Lord Selkirk Boy Scouts, Winnipeg (2,2,5,2) 3rd Fraser Pipe Band, Regina (1,3,3,4)

Judges: Alasdair Gillies, Bob Worrall (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); John Fisher (drumming)

Medley
1st Ogden Legion (2,3,1,1)
2nd Lord Selkirk Boy Scouts (1,2,5,2)
3rd Conservatory of Performing Arts (3,4,2,3)

Best Grade 4 Mid-section: 96th Highlanders, Saskatoon. Best Grade 4 Drum Corps: Ogden Legion
Judges: Matt MacIsaac, Bob Worrall (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); John Fisher

(drumming)

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Iain MacDonald, Regina
2nd Matt MacIsaac, Winnipeg
3rd Dan Lidgren, Calgary

Judge: Ann Gray

MSR
1st Matt MacIsaac
2nd Dan Lidgren
3rd Iain MacDonald

Judge: Bob Worrall

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Matt MacIsaac
2nd Dan Lidgren
3rd Iain MacDonald

Judge: Alasdair Gillies

Andrew Laird of Winnipeg was the overall winner of the Grade 1 piping events.

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TIP OF THE DAY
Quality reed selection is a pre-requisite to obtaining a good tone in a pipe corps. Four criteria to consider when testing reeds are balance, vibrancy, volume and strength. Check the High A Low A balance against a single sounding tenor drone – if these two notes are in the ballpark chances are the rest of the notes can be tuned.
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