Grade 1 videos from the 2023 North American Championships
pipes|drums is pleased to bring readers, viewers and listeners 4K videos of all six Grade 1 performances at the 2023 North American Pipe Band Championships at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario.
Held in perfect sunny and relatively cool weather, the event drew a capacity crowd, and entries across all of the pipe band contests numbered 41.
Of note, band representatives convened earlier in the day and decided through a vote that they would dispense with a draw and play an MSR with each tune type being four parts, as per the RSPBA’s new rules designed to promote shorter tunes and create a more level playing field.
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Grade 1 Medley
(submit two 5- to 8-minute selections)
Grade 1 MSR
(submit one set, each tune no more than four parts)
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