Denny opens at Dunbar with wins in Grade 1 and Grade 2

Published: May 31, 2012
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Dunbar, Scotland – May 12, 2012 – The Grade 2 Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles won the Grade 2 event at Scotland’s first outdoor contest of 2012, and, for good measure, played up and won the Grade 1 contest against Grade 1 Torphichen & Bathgate. The Grade 1 Lothian & Borders Police Pipe Band had entered the event but had to withdraw due to the band’s bass drummer unable to attend due to a serious family emergency.

Grade 1
1st Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles
2nd Torphican & Bathgate

Drumming: Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles

Grade 2
1st Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles
2nd George Watsons College
3rd Coalburn IOR
4th Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Juvenile
Drumming: Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles

Grade 3
1st City of Edinburgh
2nd Scottish Borders
3rd Coalburn IOR
4th Peter Vardy Glenrothes & District

Drumming: Coalburn IOR

Juvenile
1st Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
2nd George Watson’s College
3rd George Heriot’s School
4th Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia

Grade 4 MSR
1st Portlethen & District

Grade 4
1st Wallacestone & District
2nd Portlethen & District
3rd Pryde of East Lothian
4th Bo’ness

Drumming: Bo’ness

Novice Juvenile
1st George Watson’s College
2nd George Herriot’s School
3rd Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools
4th Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia

Drumming: George Watson’s College

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Tenor drummers: When composing rhythmical passages in a tenor drum score, don’t just think about replicating the accented phrases within the snare score, but give equal consideration towhat is happening in the melody. Question your composition. For example, if a triplet occurs in the snare score,check if that triplet exists in the melody. If not,ask yourself if there is any value to that triplet being incorporated into the tenor score. That’s just a short example, but applying that principle is a small step towards improving ensemble.
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