18-year-old Daniel Parsons new Oran Mor leading-drummer

Published: October 31, 2012
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The Grade 1 Oran Mor Pipe Band of New York has appointed 18-year-old Daniel Parsons as its new leading-drummer. Parsons takes over from Eric MacNeill, who resigned from the band in September.

According to Pipe-Major Andrew Douglas, Parsons was voted in to the role unanimously, and will be aided by two “drum corporals” in Alex Douglas and Mike Schoppe, who will “support [Parsons] as he matures as a leader, and to assist in score composition and other tasks related to the musical direction of the corps.”

Parsons comes from eastern  Massachusetts, where he has played with the Scotia Glenville Juvenile Pipe Band after learning with the Colum Cille Pipes & Drums of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In 2011 Parsons finished sixth in the Under-18 division of the World Solo Drumming Championships.

Andrew Douglas added that “the vast majority of last year’s corps is planning to stay and compete with Oran Mor in the 2013 season.”

Eric MacNeill, who is the current President of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, announced that he will play with the Grade 1 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.

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