November 30, 1999

Stars Shine at Highland Ball

The annual Highland Ball of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario was held in St. Catharines, Ontario, on November 13, with over 500 pipers, drummers, and enthusiasts attending the gala event.

The packed house enjoyed performances from the Champion Supreme bands from the 1999 season, and watched as solo pipers and drummers accepted their championship awards for overall achievement over the year.

The Highland Ball was organized by the Niagara-Hamilton branch of the PPBSO.

1999 Champion Supreme Winners


Grade 1: 78th Fraser Highlanders
Grade 2: Niagara Regional Police
Grade 3: Toronto Police
Grade 4: Strathnaver

Solo Piping


Professional: Andrew Berthoff
Senior Amateur: Lynda MacKay
Junior Amateur: Judith Irwin
Novice: David Wm Brown

Light Music

Professional: John Cairns
Grade 1: Glenn Pocock
Grade 2: Lionel Tupman
Grade 3: Jacob Dicker
Grade 4: Christopher Forgan
Grade 5: Jamie Sawyer
Over 50: John McCaffrey

Solo Drumming

Professional: Graham Pocock
Grade 1: Jeremy Roberts
Grade 2: Craig Mercer
Grade 3: Gail Bennet
Grade 4: Noah Jentzen/Devon Lambert
Grade 5: Heather Craig
Open Bass: Craig Colquhoun
Open Tenor: Sarah Connoly
Open Drum Major: John Steinhoff
Novice Drum Major: Everett Armour


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