Published: March 14, 2015

Canterbury sweeps NZ Championships

Canterbury_logoNelson, New Zealand – March 13-14, 2015 – Canterbury Caledonian Society won both the Grade 1 Medley and MSR events by nine points overall at the annual New Zealand Pipe Band Championships. With a convincing win in the MSR and narrow victory in the Medley. Four competed in the top grade, with Invercargill unable to field a band. The Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands Association event had as guests two adjudicators from Scotland, Gordon Lawrie and Jim Baxter, who will be judging the Grade 1 final competitions at the World Pipe Band Championships in August.

Grade 1 (four competed)
Overall
1st Canterbury Caledonian
2nd Auckland & District
3rd Manawatu Scottish
4th New Zealand Police
Drumming: Canterbury Caledonian

Medley
1st Canterbury Caledonian (4,2,1,1)
2nd Manawatu Scottish (2,3,3,2)
3rd Auckland & District (1,1,4,4)
4th New Zealand Police (3,4,2,3)
Judges: Brendon Eade, R. Fergusson (piping); Jim Baxter (ensemble); S. Mitchell (drumming)

MSR
1st Canterbury Caledonian (1,1,1,2)
2nd New Zealand Police (4,4,2,1)
3rd Auckland & District (2,3,3,4)
4th Manawatu Scottish (3,2,4,3)
Judges: Gordon Lawrie, Barry Brougham (piping); Alistair Hanning (esemble); R. Levy (drumming)

Canterbury Caledonian competing in the Grade 1 Qualifier at the 2014 World Pipe Band Championships.

Grade 2
Overall
1st St Andrew’s College
2nd Northland Caledonian
3rd Temuka
4th City of Dunedin Pipe Band
5th Canterbury Caledonian (Gr2)
6th South Canterbury

Medley
1st St Andrew’s College
2nd Northland Caledonian
3rd Canterbury Caledonian (Gr2)
4th City of Dunedin Pipe Band
5th Temuka
6th South Canterbury
Judges: Brendon Eade, R. Fergusson (piping); Jim Baxter (ensemble); S. Mitchell (drumming)

MSR
1st St Andrew’s College
2nd Temuka
3rd Northland Caledonian
4th City of Dunedin Pipe Band
5th Canterbury Caledonian (Gr2)
6th South Canterbury
Judges: Gordon Lawrie, Barry Brougham (piping); Alistair Hanning (esemble); R. Levy (drumming)

Grade 3
Overall
1st Celtic
2nd Wellington Red Hackle
3rd Manawatu Scottish (No.2)
4th City of Hastings
5th City of Nelson
6th Auckland Police
7th City of Invercargill (No.2)
8th City of Wellington
9th City of Sails
10th City of Auckland

Grade 4A
Overall
1st Haileybury
2nd Canterbury Caledonian (Gr4)
3rd Scots College
4th Hamilton Caledonian Society
5th Scottish Society of New Zealand
6th City of Tauranga
7th Gold Coast Tweed
8th Knox Grammar School
9th Hokonui Celtic
10th Christchurch Metropolitan
11th Waimatuku Southern Scenic Highland

Grade 4B
1st Manawatu Scottish (No.3)
2nd St Andrews College
3rd City of Rotorua
4th Papakura
5th City of Invercargill (No.3)
6th South Canterbury Development
7th Kapiti Coast
8th Marton & District
9th Bay of Plenty
10th McAlpines North Canterbury
11th City of Sails Development
12th Waitaki District Schools
13th Celtic Development
14th Mackenzie Highland

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