June 29, 2015

Ellerslie goes to Rocky Mountain

Edmonton, Alberta – June 28, 2015 – Day two of a weekend double-header  wrapped up today at the Ellerslie Highland Games. The scorching heat continued with temperatures reaching above 30 degrees by mid-day. The Grade 2 “Battle of Alberta” again proved to be the circle to watch. It was  another excellent contest, with ultimately Rocky Mountain again coming out on top concluding a successful weekend sweep for the band, surviving two firsts in piping for the newly formed North Stratton and

Grade 2
(MSR,three competed)
1st Rocky Mountain (2,2,2,1)
2nd North Stratton (1,1,3,3)
3rd Viscount Park (3,3,1,2)

Rocky Mountain Pipe Band competing at a parched Ellerslie Highland Games.

Grade 3 (MSR)
1st Ogden Legion Pipe Band (1,1,1 ,1)

Grade 4 (medley)
1st Edmonton and District (2,2,1,1)
1st Edmonton Youth (1,1,2,2)

Judges for all band events: James Beaumont,Dave Hicks (piping); David Bowman (drumming); Alex MacIntyre (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
1st Zephan Knichel
2nd Andrew Smith
3rd Jonathan Grady
Judge: Dave Hicks

1st Zephan Knichel
2nd Stewart Smith
3rd Jonathan Grady
Judge: James Beaumont

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Zephan Knichel
2nd Stewart Smith
3rd Rob McRae
Judge: Alex MacIntyre

Professional Solo Snare Drumming
1st Aaron Carter
2nd Andrew Miller
3rd John Stewart
Judge: David Bowman

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Miller
2nd Aaron Carter
3rd Bill Saul
Judge: Tim Boan

Professional Tenor Drumming
1st Sarah Staub
2nd Kelsey Drummond
Judge: Tim Boan

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Kelsey Drummond
Judge: Dave Bowman




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