October 31, 2000

MacDonald Resigns as LA Scots Pipe Major

Scott MacDonald has resigned as Pipe Major of the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band of California.

The move is effective immediately, and the band has not yet determined who will replace MacDonald, although it is believed that Steve Megarity will take the Pipe Major’s spot. Megarity is a former member of the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, and is also know for his reed making business, Megarity-Ross.

Under Scott MacDonald’s leadership, LA Scots has become 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.

MacDonald’s last contest as Pipe Major of the LA Scots was at the Loon Mountain Highland Games in New Hampshire in September, where the band beat cross-country rivals City of Washington of Washington, DC.

Stay tuned to Piper & Drummer Online for further information on MacDonald’s replacement when it becomes known.


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