Published: December 31, 2006

Phoenix Honda gives early Christmas gift to Glasgow Skye

The Grade 2 Phoenix Honda Glasgow Skye Pipe Band of Glasgow has received an early present from its sponsor, Phoenix Car Company Ltd., when the organization decided to renew its sponsorship with the band.

Terms and duration of the deal were not disclosed, but the band described them as “lucrative.”

The Phoenix Honda Glasgow Skye Pipe Band competing at the British Pipe Band Championships in Pitlochry, Scotland, in June 2006. Click to super-size!

Led by Pipe-Major Craig Campbell and Leading-Drummer Murray Stewart, the band finished the 2006 on a strong note, placing fifth at the Cowal Championships and qualifying for the Grade 2 final at the World Championships.

The band also revealed that it plans to travel to Pennsylvania in September 2007 to compete at the Celtic Classic Invitational competition, which has been growing in popularity. In addition, sources with Phoenix Honda Glasgow Skye said that the band will have a new set of Pearl drums, and has “taken in new members during the close [of the] season and are looking forward to the 2007 season and hope to build on achievements from 2006.”

Glasgow Skye, which for the last 30 years has been up and down as a Grade 1 and Grade 2 band, was downgraded to Grade 2 after the 2004 season. The band has sponsored and promoted the annual “Pre-World’s” pipe band concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for the past decade.

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