August 31, 2012

(HD video) Field Marshal Montgomery: 2012 World Pipe Band Champions

Glasgow – August 11, 2012 –  Field Marshal Montgomery  were declared the World Pipe Band Champions for 2012 after a thrilling day on a sunny and warm Glasgow Green. It was the eighth World Championship for the Belfast-based FMM, a popular winner on the day. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia finished strongly with two firsts in both events in drumming. It was also thr highest prize yet for ScottishPower, who relished their second-place. The Strahclyde Police under second-year pipe-major Duncan Nicholson also served notice for the future. Inveraray & District, who impressed many with their medley performance, finished out of the prizes. After being shut out in 2011, all three Ontario Grade 1 bands made it through to the Final after the qualifying round. Remarkably, the Toronto Police were placed last in the Medley competition by every judge after playing their much-discussed innovative selection that featured variations on one of the oldest Gaelic songs known,  putting collusion on the minds of many. It was the last competition for RSPBA judges Bob Shepherd and Iain MacLellan who are now officially retired from the panel.

Grade 1 Overall

1st Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)

2nd ScottishPower (Scotland)

3rd Simon Fraser University (Canada)

4th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)

5th St. Laurence O’Toole (Ireland)

6th Strathclyde Police (Scotland


Drumming overall Boghall & Bathgate

Drumming MSR Boghall & Bathgate

Drumming Medley Boghall & Bathgate



1st Field Marshal Montgomery

2nd ScottishPower

3rd Boghall & Bathgate

4th Inveraray & District (Scotland)

5th St Laurence O’Toole

6th Simon Fraser University

Judges: Iain MacLellan, David Clark (piping); D. Goodall (drumming) ; Bob Shepherd (ensemble)


1st Field Marshal Montgomery

2nd ScottishPower

3rd Simon Fraser University

4th Strathclyde Police

5th St Laurence O’Toole

6th Inveraray & District

Judges: Harry Stevenson, James Wark (piping); Joe Noble (drumming); Ciaran Mordaunt (ensemble)

Grade 2 Final

1st Denny & Dunnipace-Gleneagles (Scotland)

2nd St Thomas Alumni (USA)

3rd Bagad Brieg (Brittany)

4th Buchan (Scotland)

5th Glasgow Skye Association (Scotland)

6th University of Bedfordshire (England)

Drumming: Bagad Brieg

Judges: Sam Young, Colin Moffett (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Peter Snadden (ensemble).

 Grade  3A

1st Robert Malcolm Memorial (Canada)

2nd Police Service of Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)

3rd St. Laurence O’Toole (Ireland)

4th Raffrey (Northern Ireland)

5th City of Edinburgh (Scotland)

6th Colburn IOR (Scotland)

Drumming: St. Laurence O’Toole


Grade  3B

1st Ballybriest (Northern Ireland)

2nd Royal Burgh of Stirling (Scotland)

3rd Moneygore (Northern Ireland)

4th Granshaw

5th College of Piping (Canada)

6th RAF Waddington

Drumming: Ballybriest


Grade 4A

1st New Ross and District (Northern Ireland)

2nd Tullylagan

3rd Searle and District

4th Achil

5th University of Bedfordshire

6th Brady Ulster Scots

Drumming: New Ross and District


Grade 4B

1st Cochrane and District

2nd Colburn IOR

3rd Prestonpans RBL

4th Tamlacht O’Crillie

5th Irvine and District

6th Odenwald Pipes and Drums

Drumming: Cochrane and District



1st George Watson’s College

2nd St Thomas Episcopal School

3rd Dollar Academy

4th Boghall and Bathgate

5th Inverkeithing and District

6th Kintyre Schools

Drumming: George Watson’s College


Novice Juvenile

1st Scotia Glenville

2nd George Watson’s College

3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial

4th 1st Troon Boys Brigade

5th Oban High School

6th Lochgelly High School

Drumming: George Watson’s College




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