NZ Police crowing over new drumming leadership

Published: February 28, 2013
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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.

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  1. KiwiPiper

    Great news for a band that has been on the up (and in my opinion, a bit hard done by in results) the last few years. Congrats to Angus and the rest of the band, looking forward to hearing the results of this new chapter for the band

  2. trev

    heartiest congratulations Angus. We always knew you would make the big time. I’m sure you will do the cops proud. Trev Andrews

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