Published: May 06, 2018

Alberta season kicks off with Rocky Mountain win at Calgary

Calgary – May 5, 2018 – Alberta’s 2018 pipe band season kicked off this weekend with the annual “Ogden Indoor” competition attracting a small entry of bands and soloists from throughout the province. Rocky Mountain of Calgary won the Medley contest with four firsts. For the third straight year, in lieu of entry fees and admission, competitors and spectators were asked to bring donations for the local Veterans Food-bank. An estimated 175 lbs of food and more than $200 were donated.

Grade 2 (Medley)
1st Rocky Mountain (1,1,1,1)
2nd North Stratton (2,2,2,2)
Judges: Pat Napper, Ann Gray (piping); Tim Borton (drumming); Alex MacIntyre (ensemble)

Grade 3 (MSR)
1st Calgary Police Service
2nd Calgary Highlanders
Judges: Pat Napper, Ann Gray (piping); Tim Borton (drumming); Alex MacIntyre (ensemble)

Grade 4 (Medley, one played)
1st Edmonton and District
Judges: Pat Napper, Ann Gray (piping); Tim Borton (drumming); Alex MacIntyre (ensemble)

Grade 5 (March Medley)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders Youth Squad
2nd Ogden Legion
3rd Scottish Tradition School of Piping
Judges: Pat Napper, Ann Gray (piping); Tim Borton (drumming); Alex MacIntyre (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd (one played)
1st Ross Barker
Judge: Ann Gray

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Stewart Smith
2nd Gordon Conn
3rd Donald Maxwell III
4th Brandon Summers
5th Ross Barker
Judge: Ann Gray

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Stewart Smith
2nd Gordon Conn
3rd Brandon Summers
4th Donald Maxwell III
5th Ross Barker
Judge: Alex MacIntyre

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