Published: July 31, 2008

78th Highlanders on top both days at Antigonish

Antigonish, Nova Scotia – July 19-20, 2008 – The 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) were the only Grade 1 band competing at the 145th annual Antigonish Highland Games, the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships. The band won against two Grade 2 bands that played up. In the Professional Solo Piping, Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was the overall winner. Weather ranged from sunshine to rain to extreme heat.
 
Nova Scotia Pipe Band Championships, July 19
Grade 1 (MSR)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)
2nd Dartmouth & District (Gr2)
3rd Glengarry (Gr2)
Judges: Scott Williams, Iain Simpson (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Reay Mackay (ensemble)
 
Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew
2nd Glengarry
3rd Dartmouth & District
Judges: Scott Williams, Iain Simpson (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Reay Mackay (ensemble)
 
Grade 3 (MSR)
1st College of Piping
Judges: Piping – Scott Williams, Iain Simpson, Drumming – Hugh Cameron, Ensemble – Reay MacKay
 
Grade 4 (march medley, six competed)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Gr4)
2nd Dartmouth & District (Gr4)
3rd Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew (Gr4)
Judges: Andy Rogers, Iain Simpson (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Reay Mackay (ensemble)
 
Grade 5 (march)
1st Dartmouth & District (Gr5)
2nd 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Gr5)
3rd Antigonish Highland Society
Judges: Andy Rogers, Iain Simpson (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Reay Mackay (ensemble)
 
Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships, July 20
Grade 1 (medley)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)
2nd Glengarry (Gr2)
Judges: Scott Williams, Reay Mackay (piping) Hugh Cameron (drumming); Iain Simpson (ensemble)
 
Grade 2 (medley)
1st Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew
2nd Glengarry Pipe Band
3rd Dartmouth & District
Judges: Scott Williams, Reay Mackay (piping) Hugh Cameron (drumming); Iain Simpson (ensemble)
 
Grade 3 (medley)
1st College of Piping (Gr3)
Judges: Scott Williams, Reay Mackay (piping) Hugh Cameron (drumming); Iain Simpson (ensemble)
 
Grade 4 (medley, six competed)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Gr4)
2nd Dartmouth & District (Gr4)
3rd Glengarry (Gr4)
Judges: Andy Rogers, Reay Mackay (piping) Hugh Cameron (drumming); Iain Simpson (ensemble)
 
Grade 5 (medley)
1st 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Gr5)
2nd Dartmouth & District (Gr5)
Judges: Andy Rogers, Reay Mackay (piping) Hugh Cameron (drumming); Iain Simpson (ensemble)

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