October 31, 2000

Lenny Leaves Los Angeles Scots

Carl Lenny, Lead Drummer of the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band, has resigned. Lenny’s departure comes close on the heels of the resignation of Scott MacDonald as Pipe Major.

Reasons for Lenny’s leaving the band are not certain, though it is understood that problems within the pipe section are the primary reason. There is some speculation also that the majority of the drum section will follow Lenny once he has determined where he will play.

Carl Lenny joined LA Scots in 1998, relocating to California from Scotland, where he played with several bands, including Polkemmet, Lothian & Borders Police, and Shotts & Dykehead.

LA Scots is one of only two Grade 1 bands in the United States. The band was moved to the top grade by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association after it won the Grade 2 event at the World Pipe Band Championships in 1997 after several years finishing in the top three in the contest.

In 1999, LA Scots became the first US-based band to qualify for the Grade 1 final at the World Championships, but in 2000 failed to reach the last cut.


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