August 06, 2023

Grade 2 videos from the 2023 North American Championships

We’re pleased to bring everyone all 10 performances from the five-band Grade 2 competition at the 2023 North American Pipe Band Championships at the Glengarry Highland Games at Maxville, Ontario.

Conditions were picture-perfect, and the main arena was buzzing with excitement as the organizers, for possibly the first time ever, managed to put the four marquee events in the same circle, allowing the crowd to enjoy every performance.

[Grade 1 videos from the 2023 North American Championships]

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The videos are in the order that each band came out in each event. The overall prize list:

  • 1st Peel Regional Police Pipe Band
  • 2nd Ottawa Highlanders
  • 3rd Toronto Police Pipe Band
  • 4th St. Andrew’s College Association
  • 5th Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band

Grade 2 Medleys
(submit one 4- to 7-minute selection)

Grade 2 MSRs
(submit two, each tune a minimum of four parts and no maximum)


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  1. Lets just call it what it is, the Grade 2 Canadian Pipe Band Championships. Pretty sad when no U.S. Grade 2 bands competed. Dare I say, the Midwest Pipe Band Championships held in Chicago mid-June had a better representation of bands throughout the grades.



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