Published: May 31, 2010

Great Lakes takes both days at Alma

Alma, Michigan – May 29-30, 2010 – The Great Lakes Pipe Band of Ohio won both the Saturday and Sunday Grade 3 competitions at the annual United States Pipe Band Championships at Alma, Michigan, one of the longest-running events in the US. The Grade 1 and Grade 2 categories were uncontested, with only one band appearing in each. The same bands won in each grade on both days. Weather was sunny and hot. Adrian Melvin of Chicago was the overall winner in the Professional Solo Piping.

Saturday & Sunday
Grade 1 (one performed)
Peel Regional Police

Grade 2 (one performed)
City of Chicago

Saturday
Grade 3 (five competed)
1st Great Lakes
2nd Toronto Police (Gr3)
3rd Minnesota Police

Drumming: Minnesota; Best Bass Section: Minnesota

Grade 4 (11 competed)
1st Detroit Caledonia
2nd The Frost
3rd Penetangore

Drumming: Dofasco; Best Bass Section: Dofasco

Grade 5
1st Tunes of Glory

Sunday
Grade 3 (five competed)
1st Great Lakes
2nd Toronto Police (Gr3)
3rd Minnesota Police

Drumming: Great Lakes; Best Bass Section: Great Lakes

Grade 4 (11 competed)
1st Detroit Caledonia
2nd The Frost
3rd Penetangore

Drumming: The Frost; Best Bass Section: The Frost

Grade 5 (five competed)
1st  Tunes of Glory
2nd Grand Rapids & District

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