January 31, 2008

Two well attended shows for Grade 2 Winnipeg band

The Grade 2 St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg Pipe Band completed two concerts in their home town at the Jubilee Theatre to large houses on January 19th and 20th, when the band put on performances of its new concert, “An quaillibh a cheile” (“Shoulder-to-Shoulder”).

The band, which finished third in Grade 2 at the 2007 North American Pipe Band Championships, put 18 pipers on-stage. Guest performers Colleen McGregor and the Irene Baird Dancers joined the band at the concert, as did its Grade 4 feeder-band.

The concerts featured the debut of the band’s new competition medley, as well as a variety of new sets of tunes added to the repertoire. The Jubilee Theatre seats approximately 500.

The Grade 4 band plans to compete in Scotland in August, and the Grade 2 band will return to Maxville where it will vie again for the Grade 2 title.


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  1. I was in Winnipeg for the weekend and had a chance to attend the concert. It was absolutely first rate. Well staged and professionally orchestrated. The playing was first rate from start to finish.



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