Published: May 28, 2018

Midlothian, Greater Midwest split Alma

Alma, Michigan – May 26-27, 2018 – The 51st Annual Alma Highland Games were held on a hot and sunny Memorial Day weekend, with the official United States Pipe Band Championships taken place on the second day. Overall bands entries were down, and only one Grade 1 band attended, but a three-band Grade 2 event saw Midlothian Scottish and Greater Midwest split the first prizes, and the latter taking the title. Wasatch & District from Bountiful, Utah, made the long journey. Professional Piper of the Day was Tyler Johnson, and Cameron Bolley gained Professional Snare Drummer of the Day honours. Joseph Horwath and Clark Harner took home Amateur Piper and Amateur Snare Drummer of the Day awards, respectively.

Saturday

Grade 1 (MSR)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders

Grade 2 (MSR, three competed)
1st Midlothian Scottish (1,1,3,1)
2nd Greater Midwest (2,2,1,2)
3rd Wasatch & District (3,3,2,3)
Mid-section: Greater Midwest
Judges: Nick Hudson, Campbell Naismith (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Paula Glendinning (ensemble)

Grade 3 (MSR, four competed)
1st North Coast (1,2,1,1)
2nd Toronto Police (2,1,2,2)
3rd City Of Chicago (3,3,4,3)
Mid-section: North Coast
Judges: Nick Hudson, Campbell Naismith (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Paula Glendinning (ensemble)

Grade 4 (three competed)
1st Alma College (1,2,2,1)
2nd Border Cities Caledonia (2,1,1,2)
3rd Grand Traverse (3,3,3,3)
Mid-section: Alma College
Judges: Nick Hudson, Campbell Naismith (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Paula Glendinning (ensemble)

Grade 5 (five compeyted)
1st Michigan Scottish (1,1,2,1)
2nd Celtic Cross (4,2,1,2)
3rd St. Andrews of Central Illinois (3,3,5,3)
Mid-section: Flint Scottish
Judges: Nick Hudson, Campbell Naismith (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Paula Glendinning (ensemble)

Sunday

Grade 1 (Medley, one played)
1st 78th Fraser Highlanders
Mid-section: 78th Fraser Highlanders

Grade 2 (Medley, three competed)
1st Greater Midwest (2,2,1,1)
2nd Midlothian Scottish (1,1,2,2)
3rd Wasatch & District (3,3,3,3)
Mid-section: Greater Midwest
Judges: Nick Hudson, Paula Glendinning (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Campbell Naismith (ensemble)

Grade 3 (Medley, four competed)
1st Toronto Police (2,1,2,1)
2nd North Coast (1,3,1,2)
3rd City Of Chicago (3,2,3,3)
Mid-section Toronto Police
Judges: Nick Hudson, Paula Glendinning (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Campbell Naismith (ensemble)

Grade 4 (Medley, two competed)
1st Alma College (1,1,1,1)
2nd Grand Traverse (2,2,2,2)
Mid-section: Alma College
Judges: Nick Hudson, Paula Glendinning (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Campbell Naismith (ensemble)

Grade 5 (four competed)
1st Flint Scottish (1,2,2,1)
2nd Celtic Cross (3,1,1,2)
3rd St. Andrews of Central Illinois (2,3,4,4)
Mid-section: Celtic Cross
Judges: Nick Hudson, Paula Glendinning (piping); Greg Dinsdale (drumming); Campbell Naismith (ensemble)

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Obviously you will want to verify this with the Midwest Pipe Band Association, but I understand that the Alma College Pipe Band was subsequently disqualified from the Grade 4 Band Contest which had been held on Saturday.

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