Jeremy Keddy has been appointed leading drummer of the Toronto Police Pipe Band, effective immediately. Keddy replaces Alan Savage, who resigned earlier in the week due to career and time constraints.
Savage will remain with the band.
Keddy, who joined the Toronto Police band after the 2002 season of playing with the 78th Fraser Highlanders, was formerly leading drummer of the Peel Regional Police Pipe Band. Keddy is originally from Nova Scotia.
Savage led the Toronto Police drum corps since 1997. The band finished 12th in drumming in both sections of the final at the 2002 World Pipe Band Championships.
“Al has decided that it is time to concentrate on his expanding law practice which may include some teaching possibly,” said Ian K. MacDonald, Toronto Police Pipe-Major. “He believes he would not have been able to dedicate the necessary time a lead tip must at this level. Al has provided me with everything a friend and Pipe-Major could ever ask for in terms of loyalty and dedication, not to mention his incredible talent in both drumming and ensemble.”
Keddy left the 78th Frasers after being bypassed as leading drummer after Michael Hunter left the band. John Fisher of Victoria, British Columbia, was offered and accepted the leading drummer for the 78th Fraser Highlanders.
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