Published: May 31, 2012

CoC and 78FH split Alma; Chicago US Champions

Alma, Michigan – May 26-27, 2012 – City of Chicago and the 78th Fraser Highlanders were the only two Grade 1 bands competing at the annual Alma Scottish Festival, and each band came home with a first-prize, but it was City of Chicago that gained the Sunday United States Championship prize, winning the drumming on both days. Conditions were cool and overcast, but the somewhat normal rain for Alma held off.

Grade 1
Medley
1st City of Chicago (2,1,1,1)
2nd 78th Fraser Highlanders (1,2,2,2)

Judges: Chris Apps, John Recknagel (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Al McMullin (ensemble)

MSR
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders (1,1,2,1)
2nd City of Chicago (2,2,1,2)

Judges: Chris Apps, Al McMullin (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Recknagel (ensemble)

Grade 2 (one played)
Medley
Great Lakes

Judges: Chris Apps, John Recknagel (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Al McMullin (ensemble)

MSR
Great Lakes

Judges: Chris Apps, Al McMullin (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Recknagel (ensemble)

Grade 3 (nine competed)
Medley
1st Windsor Police (2,3,1,3)
2nd Toronto Police (Gr3) (1,1,5,5)
3rd Paris/Port Dover (5,4,3,1)
4th Macalester College (3,7,2,2)
5th Chicago Celtic (3,2,8,4)
6th Detroit Caledonian (6,6,4,6)

Judges: Chris Apps, Al McMullin (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Recknagel (ensemble)

MSR
1st Windsor Police (2,4,3,1)
2nd Toronto Police (Gr3) (4,5,1,2)
3rd Chicago Celtic (1,3,7,3)
4th Paris/Port Dover (5,1,4,4)
5th Macalester College (3,2,5,5)
6th Detroit Caledonian (6,6,2,8)

Judges: Chris Apps, John Recknagel (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Al McMullin (ensemble)

Grade 4 (four competed)
Medley
1st 87th Cleveland 3,1,1,1)
2nd Chicago Scots (1,2,2,3)
3rd Chicago Highlanders (2,3,3,4)
4th Omaha (4,4,4,2)

Judges: Chris Apps, John Recknagel (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Al McMullin (ensemble)

QMM
1st 87th Cleveland (1,2,2,1)
2nd Chicago Highlanders (2,1,1,1)
3rd Chicago Scots (3,3,3,2)
4th Omaha (4,4,4,4)

Judges: Chris Apps, Al McMullin (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Recknagel (ensemble)

Grade 5 (nine competed)
QMM (Saturday)
1st Alma College (1,1,1,1)
2nd Grand Rapids & District (2,2,3,2)
3rd Cincinnati Caledonian (5,5,5,3)
4th Chicago Highlanders (4,8,2,4)
5th Dundee Scottish 3,6,6,5)
6th Grand Traverse 9,4,7,6)

Judges: Chris Apps, John Recknagel (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Al McMullin (ensemble)

QMM (Sunday)
1st Alma College (1,1,1,1)
2nd Chicago Highlanders (6,2,3,2)
3rd Dundee Scottish (5,4,4,3)
4th Grand Rapids & District (3,5,5,4)
5th Chatham Kent Police (4,6,2,7)
6th Grand Traverse (7,3,9,5)

Judges: Chris Apps, Al McMullin (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); John Recknagel (ensemble)

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