Published: February 29, 2008

Armstrong in form at Queen Mary

Long Beach, California – February 15-17, 2008 – Colin Armstrong of Los Angeles (pictured right) was the big winner in the Professional-grade solo piping at the annual Queen Scottish Festival, held on and around the historic ocean liner, now converted to a hotel. Armstrong won both light music events, while Will Nichols of Blaine, Washington, won the piobaireachd contest.

In the Grade 4 band event, Kevin R. Blandford Memorial won on the Saturday and University of California Riverside took the Sunday contest.

Professional Solo Piping

1st Will Nichols
2nd Cameron Scott, Davis California
3rd Ian Whitelaw, Redondo Beach, California
Judge: Bob Worrall

1st Colin Armstrong
2nd Ian Whitelaw
3rd Micah Babinski, Seattle
Judge: Bob Worrall

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Colin Armstrong, “Raigmore,” “Allan MacPherson of Mosspark”
2nd Micah Babinski
3rd Ian Whitelaw

Grade 4

1st Kevin R. Blandford Memorial
2nd University of California Riverside
3rd Nicholson

March Medley
1st University of California Riverside
2nd Cameron Highlanders
3rd Kevin R. Blandford Memorial



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