Published: October 18, 2016

NZ Police tops at Auckland mini-bands

Auckland – October 15, 2016 – The New Zealand Police Pipe Band was overall first in an inaugural mini-band contest held at Murphy’s Law Irish Bar in Drury, Auckland. The group, led by Pipe-Major Emmett Conway, won the MSR section and gained enough overall points to come out ahead of Canterbury Caledonian, led by Pipe-Major Richard Hawke, in the Grade 1 section.

In a novel approach, the events were judged using two piping and two drumming adjudicators, and all four judges convening to come up with a single ensemble decision.

Grade 1
1st Canterbury Caledonian (2,2,1,1,1
2nd New Zealand Police (1,1,2,2,2)

1st New Zealand Police (1,2,1,1,1)
2nd Canterbury Caledonian (2,1,2,2,2)

Grades 3 & 4 combined
1st Hamilton
2nd Bay of Plenty
3rd Pukekoe

1st Auckland City
2nd Auckland Police
3rd Papakura

Judges for all events: Brian Switalla, Merv Appleton (piping); Ross Levy, John Hillind (drumming)



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