October 31, 2005

Quigg voluntarily goes out to CoW pasture

Jonathan Quigg, the long-time leading-drummer of the City of Washington Pipe Band of Washington, DC, has voluntarily stepped down from the post, giving way to Bill Saul, who has played previously with Simon Fraser University, Triumph Street and the Los Angeles Scots. Saul played with CoW in 2005.

According to Pipe-Major Mike Green, Quigg will stay with the band as a player in the snare line, and that “Jon and the rest of the band are looking forward to tapping into Bill’s considerable experience as we gear up for the 2006 season.”

Quigg has been with City of Washington almost since its inception, originally as the Denny & Dunnipace Pipe Band in the 1970s. He became leading-drummer in the 1980s when the band became the Scottish & Irish Imports Pipe Band, competing in Grade 2.

Green, who works with the Bush administration as an advisor on Asian countries, added, “As for me, I’m leaving the White House in December, to ‘spend more time with my pipe band.'”


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