Tom Anderson takes on new band
To many, Tom Anderson is a legendary figure in the piping world, and the Georgetown Pipe Band of Georgetown, Ontario, he is their new Pipe-Major. Anderson has agreed to take over the leadership role after the band’s PPBSO Champion Supreme-winning 2007 season in Grade 4.
Anderson, from Paisley, Scotland, has in his storied career been the pipe-major of, when he lived in Scotland the Renfrew, British Caledonian Airways and St. Patrick’s Donaghmore bands (each Grade 1), and, after immigrating to Canada in the 1980s, the Glenmore, Peel Regional Police and Niagara Regional Police bands. He also played with the 78th Fraser Highlanders for much of the late-1980s and early-1990s. He has been an instructor for Georgetown for several years.
Anderson will replace Tracy Porter, who plans to manage Georgetown’s expanded feeder band system. Georgetown hopes to make the move to Grade 3 for the 2008 season and is tentatively planning to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2009.
The Grade 4 Georgetown Pipe Band won every event it competed in except one in 2007. Coincidentally, the only contest it finished second was at the Georgetown Highland Games.
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