Rocky Mountain hired: Somers new P-M of Calgary band

Published: September 30, 2008
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Sean Somers, the former Pipe-Sergeant of the Grade 1 Alberta Caledonia Pipe Band, has been made Pipe-Major of the Grade 3 Rocky Mountain Pipe Band of Calgary. He takes over from Ian Baxter, who took the band during the 2008 season. Baxter will remain with the band as Pipe-Sergeant.
Formed in 1998, the band enjoyed a successful tenth anniversary year, winning most contests it played in in 2008 and gained the Alberta Championship Supreme award in Grade 3 for the past three years.
The band says that it hopes to gain enough interest in new personnel to move to Grade 2 “as quickly as possible.”
“The band members are all very excited about the new direction that the band is taking, and are looking forward to flourishing under Pipe-Major Somers,” the band said in a statement.
Somers has also played with the 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel), and is a successful solo competitor and composer, and is currently Chair of the Music and Judging Committee for the Alberta Society of Pipers & Drummers
The band’s drum section will continue to be led by Ryan Sullivan.
Somers said that anyone interested in joining the band are welcome to contact him directly by e-mail.
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  1. iainmacdonald

    Congratulations to the RMPB on the new arrangement, and best wishes for success going forward. This brings to 4 the number of ex-CRPB members in the band, and two in the main leadership positions. We look forward to hearing and competing with the new band.

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