The Grade 1 New Zealand Police Pipe Band has appointed Angus Crowe to take over as leading-drummer from Ross Levy following the New Zealand National Pipe Band Championships in Timaru in March.
The deal comes after an agreed-to three-year term by Levy, who took on the role only as a temporary measure as the band searched for a more permanent solution, with what Pipe-Major Iain Robertson described as “young, energetic, highly talented and, if possible, a local Kiwi.”
“Angus ticks all the boxes,” Robertson added in a statement. “He is one of New Zealand’s most talented and up-and-coming pipe band drummers, and we are very pleased Angus has decided to join us.”
Crowe joins the New Zealand Police from Grade 1 Angus Crowe Auckland & District, with which he has been a member since 2006. Levy will stay with the band as an assistant and mentor to Crowe.The band also announced that Leading-Drummer Reid Maxwell of fellow Grade 1 competitors Simon Fraser University will help with the “future development” of New Zealand Police.