Pasadena Scottish sweep Las Vegas, baby

Published: April 15, 2019

Las Vegas – April 13-14, 2019 – The Pasadena Scottish of California won both Medley and MSR events with straight first-place rankings against three other bands in Grade 3, the top band event in the two-day Las Vegas Highland Games at Floyd Lamb Park. Pasadena’s Grade 5 teaching band also won their competition. The event is put on by the Las Vegas Celtic Society and sanctioned by the Western United States Pipe Band Association. Weather was sunny and 80°F.

Pasadena Scottish won Grade 3B at the 2018 World Championships and were upgraded to Grade 3A by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association in October.

Grade 3
MSR
(Saturday)
1st Pasadena Scottish (1,1,1,1)
2nd Phoenix (2,2,2,4)
3rd Queen City (3,3,3,3)
4th Kevin R. Blandford Memorial (4,4,4,2)
Judges: Ken Eller, Andrew Carlisle (piping); Dixie Ingram (ensemble); Jim Sim (drumming)

Medley (Sunday)
1st Pasadena Scottish (1,1,1,1)
2nd Kevin R. Blandford Memorial (2,3,2,2)
3rd Phoenix (3,2,4,4)
4th Queen City (4,4,3,3)
Judges: Dixie Ingram Andrew Carlisle (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Jim Sim (drumming)

On each day, the result of the Grade 4 and Grade 5 events were the same, with only two bands competing in each.

Grade 4
1st Wasatch & District (Gr4)
2nd Kevin R. Blandford Memorial (Gr4)

Grade 5
1st Pasadena Scottish (Gr5)
2nd Phoenix (Gr5)

 


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