Dartmouth lands great White
The Grade 2 Dartmouth & District Pipe Band of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has secured Jeremy White as its new Leading-Drummer. White was most recently head of the Grade 3 College of Piping-Summerside Pipe Band’s drum section, while he served there as Head Drumming Instructor, a post he recently left.
Dartmouth & District found itself without a leading-drummer after the sudden departure of Sean Morton just prior to the 2007 North American Pipe Band Championships in August, where the band finished fifth overall in Grade 2. White is a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and played with the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew Pipe Band for 11 years. In 2004 he competed with the Grade 1 Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band of New Zealand.
“We are extremely pleased to have a player with the experience and leadership skills that Jeremy brings to the band,” said Dartmouth pipe-major Trevor Kellock. “This will bring the entire organization to the next level. We have all seen Jeremy’s success as a player, instructor, and leader over the past seasons, transforming the College of Piping into a drumming powerhouse in the region in a very short time.”
In addition to the Grade 2 band, the Dartmouth organization includes bands in grades 3 and 5.
“Dartmouth has always had a great pipe corps and huge potential in drumming,” White commented. “I am excited about the opportunity to lead my own corps in a highly competitive Grade 2 field this coming season.”
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