June 30, 2005

First 2005 event for Alberta

Red Deer, Alberta – June 25, 2005 – Alberta and Saskatchewan pipe bands gathered at Red Deer in very wet conditions for the annual Games. This was Alberta Caledonia’s first competition of the season, and had two solid runs. The band is playing new McCallum chanters, and a new set of Andante drums, both brands being a change from last year. Alberta is recently out of the recording studio, and the band is sounding confident and well prepared for the season.

In the Open Piping events, Andrew Smith of Alberta Caledonia won the Piobaireachd and MSR events, and Iain MacDonald of Avonlea won the jigs. Bands and soloists are off to Edmonton for the Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Games on Sunday.

Grade 1 (medley & MSR)
1st Alberta Caledonia

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st City of Regina
2nd Edmonton & District

Grade 3
1st Calgary Police
2nd Edmonton & District (Gr 3)
3rd Saskatoon Police

Grade 4
1st Ogden Legion
2nd Edmonton & District (Gr 4)
3rd RCMP Pipes & Drums, Edmonton


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