August 31, 2011

HD video: Field Marshal Montgomery: 2011 World Champions

Glasgow – August 13, 2011 – Field Marshal Montgomery of Belfast won the 2011 World Pipe Band Championship in convincing style at Glasgow Green, on a day that saw mostly dry, but generally heavily overcast, weather. Simon Fraser University of Canada was second, while ScottishPower cracked the coveted top-three with a third overall. Inveraray & District rose up the ranks, finishing fourth, and 2010 World Champions, St. Laurence O’Toole, fell back to fifth.

See high-definition video of Field Marshal Montgomery immediately following the annpouncement that the band had won the 2011 World Pipe Band Championship at the bottom of this article.

Grade 1 Final (14 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Simon Fraser University
3rd ScottishPower
4th Inveraray & District
5th St. Laurence O’Toole
6th Boghall & Bathgate

Drumming Overall: House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd ScottishPower
3rd Inveraray & District
4th Simon Fraser University
5th St. Laurence O’Toole
6th Dowco-Triumph Street

Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery
Judges: Denver Cardwell, Jennifer Hutcheon (piping); H. Russell (drumming); Allan Ronaldson (ensemble)

1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Simon Fraser University
3rd ScottishPower
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th St. Laurence O’Toole
6th Inveraray & District

Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate
Judges: Nat Russell, G. Lawrie (piping); Gordon Parkes (drumming); Alistair Aitken (ensemble)

Grade 2 Final
1st Seven Towers
2nd Denny & Dunnipace Gleneagles
3rd Ravara
4th St. Thomas Alumni
5th Stuart Highlanders
6th Grampian Police

Drumming: Denny & Dunnipace Gleneagles
Judges: John Edgar, I. Wood (piping); S. Steele (drumming); Malcolm MacKenzie (ensemble)

Grade 3A
1st Oban
2nd Manor Cunningham
3rd Coalburn IOR
4th Isle of Islay
5th Quinn Memorial
6th City of Edinburgh

Drumming: Police Serice of Northern Ireland

Grade 3B
1st New York Metro
2nd St. Laurence O’Toole
3rd Rothesay & District
4th Badenoch & Strathspey
5th Matt Boyd Memorial
6th Stamperland

Drumming: New York Metro

1st George Watson’s College
2nd Boghall & Bathgate
3rd Dollar Academy
4th Inveraray & District
5th Northwest / White Spot
6th Robert Wiseman Dairies Vale of Atholl

Drumming: George Watson’s College

Grade 4A
1st Scottish Borders
2nd Upper Crossgare
3rd Ballybriest
4th Thiepval Memorial
5th Major Sinclair Memorial
6th Cullybackey

Drumming: Scottish Borders

Grade 4B
1st Crosskelt
2nd St. Colmcille
3rd Achil
4th Bo’ness
5th Ogden Legion
6th Fivemiletown

Drumming: Bo’ness

Novice Juvenile
1st Kintyre Schools
2nd George Watson’s College
3rd George Heriott’s
4th Erskine Stewart’s Melville
5th Criagmount High School
6th Boghall & Bathgate

Drumming: Kintyre Schools


  1. Thanks Pipe-Drums for stating earlier in July that the Worlds would be available from the BBC live on August 13. I tuned in from 7 am Toronto time until the end of the medleys and it was absolutely fascinating and most entertaining to watch. It was even more entertaining NOT knowing who the winners were to be. BBC did a first prize program and I’m sure we will see more of live” piping broadcasts from worldwide in the near future. Peter K. MacLeod

  2. A few things really stood out this year. I’ve been lucky to see the worlds in person and compete there, but watching it from home made it clear that love’m or hate’m that the RSPBA puts on a very oraganizd contest. That FMM were just that good this year, and that there were two bands that really just left it all out in the circle; Scottish Power, (and while not in the prize list) Oran Mor. The latter clearly out to show it belonged in the top grade. Well done to all.



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