Stewart takes control of house of Windsor
James Stewart and Carl Lenny are the new Pipe-Major and Leading-Drummer, respectively, of the Grade 1 Windsor Police Pipe Band of Windsor, Ontario, taking over from Bill Baird and Michael Crawley.
Lenny has played with several bands, including 10 years with the House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead and then the Los Angeles Scots, with which he was Leading-Drummer for about three years before he departed in 2003. Lenny lives in Chicago, about a four-hour drive to Windsor.
Bill Baird will continue to play with the Windsor Police, taking on the Pipe-Sergeant role. Crawley reportedly also intends to stay with the band. A spokesman for the band said that “an influx of pipers and drummers have already committed to joining as a result of the changes.”
The Windsor Police are the second of Ontario’s four Grade 1 bands to make major leadership changes, and the third in less than a year. In early September, the Peel Regional Police announced that Glenn and Graham Brown would become Pipe-Major and Leading-Drummer. In February 2007, Ian K. MacDonald returned to be Pipe-Major of the Toronto Police, replacing James MacHattie.
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