Masterson, Lowrie win US Junior Piping, Drumming

Published: November 30, 2009
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Pittsburgh – November 7, 2009 – Anthony Masterson of Houston and Petey Lowrie of Brunswick, Ohio, were the overall winners of the 2009 Balmoral Classic US Junior Solo Piping and Junior Solo Drumming championships, respectively, held at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. The invitational competitions are for competitors 18 and younger. The events were confined to players based in the United States.
 
2009 US Junior Solo Piping Championship
 
Overall
1st Anthony Masterson
2nd Marshall German, Corona, California
3rd Kyle Rothschild-Mancinelli, Woodside, California
4th Matthew Davis, Barto, Pennsylvania
5th Daniel Pisowloski, Canterbury, Connecticut
 
Piobaireachd
1st Marshall German
2nd Anthony Masterson
3rd Matthew Davis
4th Geordie Hall, Duncannon, Pennsylvania
5th Alexander Schiele, Snohomish, Washington
 
MSR
1st Anthony Masterson
2nd Kyle Rothschild-Mancinelli
3rd Daniel Pisowlski
4th Marshall German
5th Andrew Coulter, Houston, Texas
 
Judges for all of the piping events were Brian Donaldson, Alasdair Gillies and James MacColl.
 
2009 US Junior Solo Drumming Championship
 
Overall
1st Petey Lowrie
2nd Nader Girgawy, Bellaire, Texas
3rd Kevin Yang, Houston
4th Drew Donnelly, Strongsville, Ohio
5th Quinn McCormack, Pembroke, Massachusetts
 
MSR
1st Petey Lowrie
2nd Nader Girgawy
3rd Kevin Yang
4th Drew Donnelly
5th Quinn McCormack
 
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Petey Lowrie
2nd Nader Girgawy
3rd Kevin Yang
4th Quinn McCormack
5th Drew Donnelly
 
Gordon Bell judged all of the drumming events.
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Pipers should avoid memorizing their music until the tune can be played from start to finish, fluidly, without error and at full speed. Once you memorize your music, it will become your reference every time you play. If your memory of the music has flaws in it, through repetition, you will permanently cement these flaws in your playing. Memorization is similar to the wood stain that would be added when building a bookcase – it would be the final touch to a finished product.
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