Published: May 31, 2007

Midlothian wins both days at Alma

Alma, Michigan – May 26-27, 2007 – The Grade 2 Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band of Chicago was the winner on both days of the Alma Highland Festival in central Michigan, taking home the United States Pipe Band Championship title on Sunday. Saturday band results are available here, and Sunday bands results here.

Bands

Saturday

Grade 1 (Medley) (one competed)
1st Windsor Police
Judges: Gail Brown, John Recknagle (piping); Ed Neigh (ensemble); Dave Coleman (drumming)

Grade 2 (MSR) (three competed)
1st Midlothian Scottish
2nd Charleston Police
3rd City of Chicago
Drumming: Charleston Police
Judges: Gail Brown, John Recknagle (piping); Ed Neigh (ensemble); Dave Coleman (drumming)

Grade 3 (Medley) (four competed)
1st Westminster
2nd Macalester College
3rd 87th Cleveland (Gr. 3) (ensemble preference)
4th Windsor Police (Gr.3)
Drumming: 87th Cleveland
Judges: Gail Brown, John Recknagle (piping); Ed Neigh (ensemble); Dave Coleman (drumming)

Grade 4 (Medley) (12 competed)
1st Georgetown
2nd The Frost
3rd Nashville
4th Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
5th Windsor Police (Gr.4)
Drumming: 87th Cleveland
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Alasdair Gillies (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Andrew Hoinicki (drumming)

Grade 5 (QMM) (four competed)
1st Flint Scottish
2nd 87th Cleveland (Gr.5)
3rd Cabar Feidh
4th Culver
Drumming: Flint Scottish
Judges: Gail Brown, John Recknagle (piping); Ed Neigh (ensemble); Dave Coleman (drumming)

Sunday

Grade 1 (MSR) (one competed)
1st Windsor Police
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Alasdair Gillies (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Andrew Hoinicki (drumming)

Grade 2 (Medley) (three competed)
1st Midlothian Scottish
2nd City of Chicago
3rd Charleston Police
Drumming: Midlothian
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Alasdair Gillies (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Andrew Hoinicki (drumming)

Grade 3 (MSR) (four competed)
1st Westminster
2nd Windsor Police (Gr.3)
3rd Macalester College
4th Chicago Caledonian
Drumming: Westminster
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Alasdair Gillies (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Andrew Hoinicki (drumming)

Grade 4 (12 competed)
1st Georgetown
2nd Nashville
3rd Ann Arbor
4th 87th Cleveland (Gr. 4)
5th The Frost
Drumming: Nashville
Judges: Gail Brown, John Recknagle (piping); Ed Neigh (ensemble); Dave Coleman (drumming)

Grade 5 (four competed)
1st Flint Scottish
2nd 87th Cleveland (Gr.5) (ensemble preference)
3rd Cabar Feidh
4th Culver
Drumming: Flint Scottish
Judges: Andrew Berthoff, Alasdair Gillies (piping); Bob Worrall (ensemble); Andrew Hoinicki (drumming)

Open Solo Piping
Piobaireachd

1st Donald MacPhee, “Lament for Mary MacLeod”
2nd Matt Pantaleoni, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
3rd Andrew Duncan, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
4th Steve Moore, “MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart”
Judge: Andrew Berthoff

March
1st Donald MacPhee
2nd Tristan Wilson
3rd Andrew Duncan
4th Matt Pantaleoni
Judge: Bob Worrall

Strathspey & Reel
1st Donald MacPhee
2nd Matt Pantaleoni
3rd Andrew Duncan
4th Tristan Wilson
Judge: Alasdair Gillies

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Matt Pantaleoni
2nd Donald MacPhee
3rd Tristan Wilson
4th Edward Smith
Judge: Ed Neigh

Open Solo Snare Drumming
MSR

1st Graham Brown
2nd Alex Wright
Judge: Andrew Hoinicki

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Graham Brown
2nd Alex Wright
Judge: Andrew Hoinicki

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I wish the Ontario bands would come down like in the old days. Used to be a big contest. For those who haven’t seen the YouTube videos of Grade II, here are the links. Enjoy! Saturday, Alma – SETS 3RD – COCPB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNzd638GPA 2ND – CHARLESTON PD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaq5jt6jf4A 3RD – MIDLOTHIAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNTPORhYjcs Sunday, Alma – MEDLEY 3RD – CHARLESTON PD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTA4ilbI0Aw 2ND – COCPB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-cnBiG2_b8 1ST – MSPB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFOSjJv2EZE

  2. In many respects, Alma became too expensive to go there every year. The college kept increasing the price for their very basic dorm rooms and when combined with increasing fuel costs it is an issue.

  3. To the person who left the last comment, well first of all, there may have been 3 bands in grade 2 but not in the whole contest. And 2nd of all, how is it any fault of the competitors that the Alma Highland Festival has been the site of the U.S. Championships for the past so many years but now attendance is dropping? It’s then the competitor’s fault that they go to compete at the U.S. Championships and there’s not much attendance? I’m sure you made all the winners feel just wonderful by that standard.

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