Harry’s 2015 World Pipe Band Championships Glossary
J is for Judging. In general, a scan of the judges’ placings gives you a sense that things are going smoothly in this department. One exception: check out the Grade 2 final, where a whopping piping marks’ discrepancy makes you say, Huh?
K is for Kitsch. “Kitsch generally includes unsubstantial or gaudy works or decoration, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal.” Did anyone else feel this about the merchandise for the World’s? Will anyone but a new band member’s granda wear those ballcaps? Did you buy a few keychains, pens or lanyards? How much of that will end up in RSPBA raffles?
L is for Losers. There weren’t any among the 12 bands who made the Grade 1 final. It was a solid contest start to finish, with every band bringing something worthy to the circle. Haven’t witnessed a better final.