HD video: 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel): 2014 North American Champions

Published: August 2, 2014
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Maxville, Ontario – August 2, 2014 – The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) won the 2014 North American Pipe Band Championship at the 67th annual Glengarry Highland Games in very warm weather, with thunderstorms threatening later in the afternoon, but which never materialized. In Grade 2, the Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band continued its glide to Grade 1 status with a win of both events, and Dunedin from Florida took the Grade 3 contest. Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, gained the overall award in the Professional Solo Piping, and thus North American Champion. Derek Cooper won the equivalent for Professional Solo Drumming.

78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) competing in the Grade 1 MSR, on their way to winning the 2014 North American Championship.

Bands
Grade 1

Overall
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)
2nd 78th Fraser Highlanders
3rd Toronto Police
4th Peel Regional Police
Drumming: 78th Fraser Highlanders

Medley
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (3,1,1,1)
2nd 78th Fraser Highlanders (1,3,2,3)
3rd Toronto Police (2,2,4,4)
4th Peel Regional Police (4,4,3,2)
Drumming: 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)
Judges: Glenna MacKay-Johnstone, Bob Worrall (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Elliott (ensemble)

We are pleased to provide high-definition audio-video from the Grade 1 competition. Regrettably, due to a distraction, we did not capture the medley of the 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel). Our thanks to Richard King for providing his own video of the band’s performance.

MSR
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders (ensemble preference) (3,4,1,1)
2nd 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (2,2,3,2)
3rd Toronto Police (1,1,4,4)
4th Peel Regional Police (4,3,2,3)
Drumming: 78th Fraser Highlanders
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Iain Symington (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Reay Mackay (ensemble)

Grade 2 (four competed)
Overall
1st Ottawa Police Service
2nd Greater Midwest
3rd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew
4th City of Regina
Drumming: Greater Midwest

Medley
1st Ottawa Police Service (1,1,2,1)
2nd Greater Midwest (2,2,1,2)
3rd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew (4,4,3,3)
4th City of Regina (3,3,4,4)
Judges: Colin MacLellan, Iain Symington (piping); Ciaran Mordaunt (drumming); Reay Mackay (ensemble)

MSR
1st Ottawa Police Service (2,1,3,1)
2nd Greater Midwest (1,4,2,2)
3rd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew (3,2,1,3)
4th City of Regina (4,3,4,4)
Judges: Glenna MacKay-Johnstone, Bob Worrall Charlie MacDonald (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Elliott (ensemble)

Grade 3 (MSR, 12 competed)
1st Dunedin (2,1,3,1)
2nd MacMillan (1,2,9,2)
3rd Paris/Port Dover (3,4,5,4)
4th Ulster Scottish (6,7,1,3)
5th Toronto Police (4,5,4,5)
6th Dartmouth & District (7,3,6,6)
Judges: Charlie MacDonald, Dan Lyden (piping); Dave Coleman (drumming);
Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble)

Grade 4 (march medley, 14 competed)
1st Rob Roy (2,2,3,2)
2nd St. Columcille United Gaelic (3,4,5,1)
3rd Dunedin (8,1,2,3)
4th Arnprior MacNab (1,5,8,4)
5th Guelph (5,7,1,5)
6th Grand Celtic (4,3,9,7)
Judges: Glenna MacKay-Johnstone, Bob Worrall (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Elliott (ensemble)

Grade 5 (march medley, nine competed)
1st Hamilton Police (2,1,1,1)
2nd Lindsay (1,2,2,3)
3rd Grand Celtic (3,3,6,2)
4th White Heather (5,5,4,4)
5th Durham Regional Police (4,4,5,9)
6th Glengarry (6,6,7,7)
Judges: Iain Symington, Charlie MacDonald (piping); Dave Coleman (drumming);
Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
A-Grade
(13 competed)
1st Andrew Berthoff, “The Old Men of the Shells” #1
2nd Andy Rogers, “The Blue Ribbon”
3rd Ian K. MacDonald, “Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon”
4th Bruce Gandy, “The Big Spree”
5th Alex Gandy, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
6th Glenn Walpole, “In Praise of Morag”
Judge: Bob Worrall

B-Grade (14 competed)
1st Nick Hudson
2nd Dylan Whittemore
3rd Alan Clark
4th Steven Tripp
5th Michael MacDonald
6th Dan Lyden
Judge: Reay Mackay

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  1. docherty@aol.com

    Wow, who is this Andrew Berthoff person who won the A grade Piobaireachd? ongrats Andrew, well deserved……

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