March 31, 2010

Hawthorn takes Grade 2 at Victorian Championships

Melbourne, Australia – March 13, 2010 – The Victorian Pipe Band Championships were held in perfect weather at Haileybury College, Melbourne. The Australia Highlanders were the only band in Grade 1, but the three-band Grade 2 event was closely contested, with Hawthorn City taking the top prize.

Grade 1
Australia Highlanders

Grade 2 (overall)
1st Hawthorn City
2nd Moorabin City
3rd University of Ballarat No. 1

Drumming: Hawthorn

Grade 3 (overall)
1st Watsonia RSL
2nd Scotch College
3rd Golden City (Bendigo)
4th City of Melbourne

Drumming: Watsonia RSL

Grade 4 (overall)
1st Williamstown RSL
2nd University of Ballarat No. 2
3rd Frankston RSL
4th Horsham
5th Presbyterian Ladies College

Drumming: University of Ballarat No. 2

1st Haileybury
2nd Scotch College
3rd Presbyterian Ladies College

Drumming: Haileybury

Judges for all events: Medley: Tim McLeod, Brian Niven (piping); Brett Tidswell (ensemble); Greg Bassani (drumming). MSR: Craig Massan, Sam Young (piping); Bill Russell (ensemble); Brett Staley (drumming)


  1. Interesting results, things have come full circle, in the 80’s when I was playing for Moorabbin (grde 1 in those days) top 3 bands always seem to be up against each other were Hawthorn, Moorabbin and Nunnawading (now Aussie Highlanders), the cycle of competitive pipebands……. =87)



Forgotten Password?