August 31, 2007

Five qualifying Grade 1 bands announced

Glasgow – August 11, 2007 – Results of the MSR qualifying competition to select five bands to go through to the 14-band final Grade 1 competitions (in alphabetical order):

  • Alberta Caledonia (Canada)
  • Australia Highlanders (Australia)
  • Clan Gregor (Scotland)
  • LA Scots (USA)
  • Manawatu Scottish (New Zealand)

The event was judged by Iain MacLellan, Harry Stevenson (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); and Bob Shepherd (ensemble).

Alberta and LA Scots played first and second, respectively, starting at 9 am. The Australia Highlanders competed last in the Qualifier at about 10:45. There’s heavy rain at Glasgow Green with the temperature hovering around 14 degrees.

These bands join the nine that have pre-qualified through the RSPBA’s league-table system of results from its 2007 majors, as well as non-UK bands that gained a prize at last year’s World’s.

  • Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
  • Field Marshal Montgomery (Ulster)
  • House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
  • Robert Wiseman Dairies-Vale of Atholl (Scotland)
  • Scottish Lion-78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)
  • ScottishPower (Scotland)
  • Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • St. Laurence O’Toole (Eire)
  • Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
  • Stay tuned to pipes|drums for results from the 2007 World Pipe Band Championships as they become available.

    The bands that failed to make it through the Qualifying round were (in alphabetical order):

    • Ballinderry Bridge (Northern Ireland)
    • Tayside Police (Scotland)
    • Dysart & Dundonald (Scotland)
    • Lothian & Borders Police (Scotland)
    • Ballycoan (Northern Ireland)
    • Windsor Police (Canada)
    • 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) (Canada)
    • Bleary & District (Northern Ireland)

    Keep watching pipes|drums for further information and results from the World’s as they become available.


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