Triumph Street eight-for-eight at Costa Mesa

Published: May 27, 2013
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Costa Mesa, California – May 25-26, 2013 - Dowco-Triumph Street enjoyed a perfect weekend at the annual Costa Mesa Highland Games, taking eight firsts from eight judges against two other bands in the Grade 1 competition.

Grade 1
MSR
1st Dowco-Triumph Street (1,1,1,1)
2nd LA Scots (2,3,2,2)
3rd Alberta Caledonia (3,2,3,3)

Judges Bob Worrall, Angus MacPherson (piping); Reay Mackay (ensemble); John Fisher (drumming)

Medley
1st Dowco-Triumph Street (1,1,1,1)
2nd LA Scots (3,3,2,2)
3rd Alberta Caledonia (2,2,3,3)

Judges Angus MacPherson, Reay Mackay (piping); Bob Worrall, (ensemble); John Fisher (drumming)

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TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: If your pipe chanter reed has been sitting for 2 hours or more, hold the reed between your index and thumb with a slight squeeze to warm the reed up for 20 to 30 seconds before playing. This will reduce the time the reed takes to come into pitch.
Donald MacPhee, reedmaker, Alexandria, Scotland