March 31, 2010

LCC Southern Cross smoking hot at Bathurst

Bathurst, Australia – March 21, 2010 – Roasting temperatures made the band competitions at Bathurst a challenge, but the relatively small event held at the Scots School about two hours outside of Sydney was a success, with City of Blacktown the only Grade 1 band and LCC Southern Cross, a Grade 3 band, taking the two-band Grade 2 contest.

Grade 1

Grade 2 (two competed)
1st LCC Southern Cross No 1
2nd Canberra

Grade 3 (fivecompeted)
1st LCC Southern Cross No 1
2nd Scots College Sydney No 1
3rd Blacktown No 2

Grade 4 (six competed)
1st Canberra no 2
2nd LCC Southern Cross No 2
3rd Hawkesbury
4th Competed

Juvenile (three competed)
1st Scots College Sydney No 1
2nd Hawkesbury
3rd Scots School Bathurst

Judges: John Mackenzie, Scott Nicolson (piping); Michael Stubbings, Allan Chatto (drumming); Sam Young, Brett Tidswell (ensemble)


  1. LCC No. 1 is a consistently strong band, and in the context of Australian standards, is widely perceived to be a band that should be in Grade 2. In fact, they’ve been undefeated in G3 on Australian soil for the past 5 years! This includes state and national championships … Word on the street is that, over the two contests held in NSW in 2010 so far, 5 separate adjudicators have recommended that they be upgraded, however, it appears unlikely that the relevant grading panel will act prior to the Australian Championships in April. Hot tip to win Grade 3 at the ‘Aussie Champs’: LCC #1 : )



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