Hilder, Tessier resign from RMM2
David Hilder and Andre Tessier have resigned from the Robert Malcolm Memorial II Pipe Band (RMM2) as pipe-major and drum-sergeant, respectively. Shauna Hilder, the band’s pipe-sergeant, has also left the band. The resignations were effective November 18.
The move follows the band’s controversial appeal to the British Columbia Pipers Association (BCPA) to return to Grade 2 after being upgraded in October.
In a statement to pipes|drums, David Hilder said, “We would like to thank all the players past and present for all their dedication and loyalty to the band over the years. It has been a wonderful time in our lives, and we look forward to new and exciting futures.”
The winners of the Grade 2 event at the 2006 World Pipe Band Championships, RMM2 is the top band in the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band’s feeder system. Sources close to the band have alleged that the leadership of RMM2 was forced to apply to move the band back to Grade 2 or face disbandment.
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