May 05, 2019

North Stratton wins first Battle of Alberta event

Calgary, Alberta – May 4, 2019 – Alberta’s 2019 pipe band season kicked off this weekend with the annual “Ogden Indoor” competition held at the Bowness High School. Participants travelled from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan making up the eight bands and 85 soloists entered. North Stratton of Edmonton won the MSR contest kicking off the annual “Battle of Alberta” in Grade 2. In the professional events, Stewart Smith and Andrew Miller won the piping and drumming aggregates, respectively. Once again, in lieu of entry fees and admission, competitors and spectators were asked to bring donations for the local Veterans Food-bank.

North Stratton competing at the 2019 Ogden Indoor.

Grade 2
1st North Stratton (2,1,1,1)
2nd Rocky Mountain (1,2,2,2)

Grade 3 (Medley)
1st Calgary Police Service

Grade 4 (Medley & MSR)
1st Edmonton & District

Grade 5 (March Medley)
1st Grand Prairie & District
2nd Edmonton Youth
3rd Ogden Legion

Judges for all events: Iain MacDonald, Ann Gray (piping); Tim Borton (drumming); Andrew Miller (ensemble).

Solo Piping
1st Jonathan Grady
2nd Ross Barker
Judge: Iain MacDonald

1st Stewart Smith
2nd Jonathan Grady
Judge: Ann Gray

1st Stewart Smith
2nd Jonathan Grady
3rd Brandon Summers
Judge: Sean Somers

Snare drumming
1st Andrew Miller
2nd Elizabeth Shaw
Judge: Tim Borton

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Andrew Miller
2nd Elizabeth Shaw
Judge: Tim Borton


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