Published: November 30, 2008

Band Club Sydney captures first Australian Championship

Sydney – November 2, 2008 – The Band Club, Sydney won its first Grade 1 Australian Pipe Band Championship against three other bands. The band also took home the Best Drumming prize.
 
“Winning the contest and Best Drum Corps prize has followed on from our World Championships qualification and topped off a wonderful year for the band in its first year back in Grade 1,” said Band Club, Sydney Leading-Drummer Dougal McConnell. “Pipe-Major Scott Nicolson and I are very proud of the team’s efforts and we are all looking forward to a well earned rest. We will now concentrate on strengthening the ranks in preparation for our 2009 World Championship campaign.”
 
Grade 1
Overall
1st Band Club, Sydney
2nd Australia Highlanders
3rd Queensland Highlanders
4th City of Blacktown
 
MSR
1st Band Club, Sydney (1,1,1,1)
2nd Australia Highlanders (3,2,2,2)
3rd Queensland Highlanders (2,4,4,3)
4th City of Blacktown (4,3,3,4)
Judges: C. Meinsmith, R. Gallagher (piping) H. Gillespie (ensemble) E. Brown (drumming)
 
Medley
1st Band Club, Sydney (2,1,2,1)
2nd Australia Highlanders (1,2,1,2)
3rd Queensland Highlanders (3,4,3,2)
4th City of Blacktown (4,3,4,4)
Judges: R. Hawke, B. Switalla (piping), A. Cameron (ensemble), J. Hilliard (drumming)
 
Grade 2 (overall)
1st City of Adelaide
2nd Canberra Burns Club
3rd Temuka (New Zealand)
 
Grade 3 (overall)
1st LCC Southern Cross
2nd University of Ballarat #1
3rd United Mine Workers
 
Grade 4 (overall)
1st Scots College Sydney #1
2nd Watsonia RSL
3rd Queensland Police Juvenile.
 
Juvenile (overall)
1st Scots College Sydney #1
2nd Scots School Bathurst
3rd City of Hawkesbury

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