Summerside Gathering goes to College

Published: June 30, 2012
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Summerside, Prince Edward Island – June 23-24, 2012 – The College of Piping’s Grade 3 and Grade 5 bands enjoyed first prizes at the annual Summerside Highland Gathering in Canada’s smallest province. Despite forecasts for torrential rain, Saturday saw only light showers and Sunday was mainly dry. The event was well attended by locals and dignitaries, including the regional Member of Parliament.

 

Saturday (one played)

Grade 2

MSR

1st Fredericton Society of St. Andrew

 

Grade 3 (three competed)

Medley

1st College of Piping

2nd Dartmouth & District

3rd 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)

 

Grade 5 (two competed)

Medley

1st College of Piping (Gr5)

2nd Dartmouth & District (Gr5)

 

Judges for all events: Andy Rogers, James P. Troy (piping); Andrew Berthoff (ensemble); Craig Stewart (drumming)

 

Sunday

Grade 2 (one played)

Medley

1st Fredericton Society of St. Andrew

 

Grade 3 (three competed)
MSR

1st College of Piping

2nd Dartmouth & District

3rd 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)

 

Grade 5 (three competed)

March Medley

1st College of Piping (Gr5)

2nd Dartmouth & District (Gr5)

3rd Fredericton Society of St. Andrew

 

Judges for all events: Andrew Berthoff, Andy Rogers (piping); James P. Troy (ensemble); Craig Stewart (drumming)

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