April 30, 2000

Maxwell Wins Kirkwood Memorial Drumming

Chicago, Illinois – April 8, 2000 – Simon Fraser University Pipe Band leading drummer J. Reid Maxwell won the John Kirkwood Memorial Drumming Championship here today before judges Gordon Parkes of the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band and Tom Brown of Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band.

Maxwell took the event in high style by winning both the March, Strathspey & Reel and Hornpipe & Jig events. Carl Lenny, formerly of the Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band and now leading drummer of the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band, placed second in the contest overall. Fourteen competitors played in the professional category.

Maxwell’s win marks another successful solo event for him in the young 2000 season. He was runner-up in the World Solo Drumming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in March.

1st J. Reid Maxwell, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Carl Lenny, Costa Mesa, California, USA
3rd Duncan Millar, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
4th Eli Fugate, Encinitas, California, USA
5th Andre Tessier, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
6th Harvey Dawson, Weston, Ontario, Canada


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