Published: August 01, 2016

High school musical for Benoni

Benoni, South Africa – July 30, 2016 – Benoni MacTalla won both Grade 2 events at the annual Benoni High School Gathering, host to the South African Pipe Band Championships and the last of the three National or Graded Championships that comprise the South African Champion of Champions aggregate, which the band also wrapped up at the contest. Benoni MacTalla won all five competitions in the South African season. Transvaal Scottish captured the South African Championship with an MSR ensemble preference as well as the 2016 Champion of Champions award for drumming.

Members of the 2016 South African Champions and Champion of Champions Benoni MacTalla.

Grade 2
Medley
1st Benoni MacTalla (1,1,1,1)
2nd Transvaal Scottish (2,2,2,2)
3rd 1 Medical Battalion (3,3,3,3)
Judges: Geoff Irvine, Greg Lloyd (piping); Dave Jeffrey (drumming); Sean Maher (ensemble)

MSR
1st Benoni MacTalla (1,1,2,1)
2nd Transvaal Scottish (2,2,1,2)
3rd 1 Medical Battalion (3,3,3,3)
Judges: David Harris, Roger Davies (piping); Kevi Levin (drumming); Adrian Haddow (ensemble)

Grade 3
1st Spirit of Richmond
2nd Knysna & Districts
3rd Glen Allen
4th SA Irish Regiment
5th Caper Town Highlanders
6th Transvaal Scottish (Gr3)

South African 2016 Champion of Champions
Grade 2 – Benoni MacTalla
Grade 3 – Spirit of Richmond
Grade 4 – Pretoria Highlanders
Juvenile – St Benedict’s Juvenile
Novice Juvenile – Benoni High School

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