2012 Toronto Indoor Games entry up 23 per cent
The tradition of the Toronto Indoor Games will continue on Saturday, April 14th, at Mosspark Armoury in the city’s downtown with an entry that is thought to be a record for the event, which was resurrected in 2006 from its roots as the big first event on the Ontario piping and drumming calendar.
The 2012 Toronto Indoor has a 23 per cent increase in entries to competitions, rising to a total of 267 across 37 solo piping and drumming, pipe band and quartet events. Contrast that with the 2008 competition being cancelled due to lack of entries, and the future would appear brighter for the Ontario scene.
“We have grown from 207 entries last year to 267 entries this year,” said Rob McKenzie of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario’s Toronto Branch, which organizes the contest. “The event is growing, and will be busier than ever.”
In addition to a full slate of solo competitions, the 2012 Toronto Indoor again offers full pipe band contests in the cavernous Mosspark Armoury, the home of the 48th Highlanders of Canada and site of many historic piping and drumming competitions and recitals.
The Professional Solo Piping grade has the largest entry, with 16 competitors, including several younger pipers making their debut in the premier grade. A Professional “freestyle” medley contest is again on offer at the games.
Stay tuned to pipes|drums for results from the 2012 Toronto Indoor Games as they are made public.