March 31, 2004

(Updated) Queensland Highlanders win Australian Pipe Band Championship

Melbourne, Australia – March 21, 2004 – The Queensland Highlanders Pipe Band of Brisbane, Australia, won the Australian Pipe Band Championships here today is a contest that saw three others bands vie for the title.

Second prize went to the Nunawading Pipe Band of Melbourne, Australia, with the City of Blacktown Pipe Band and the City of Adelaide Pipe Band finishing third and fourth, respectively.

The Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band of New Zealand won the 2002 Australia Championship, but did not travel to defend this year’s title. The event is held every two years.

The Queensland Highlanders won the Grade 2 event at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2001

Grade 1
1st Queensland Highlanders
2nd Nunawading Scottish
3rd City of Blacktown
4th City of Adelaide

Grade 2
1st Clayton RSL
2nd St. Mary’s
3rd St. Andrews
4th Canberra Burns

Grade 3
1st Warrnambool
2nd Maryborough
3rd University of Ballarat
4th City of Blacktown

1st Haileybury College
2nd Scotch College Melbourne
3rd Queensland Police Juvenile
4th Warrnambool


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