Perfect scores for New Zealand Police at NZ Champs

Published: March 10, 2018
The New Zealand Police Pipe Band celebrates their 2018 New Zealand Championship.

Rotorua, New Zealand – March 10, 2018 – The New Zealand Police Pipe Band took eight out of eight first place rankings to win the 2018 New Zealand Pipe Band Championship against four other bands. The victory was the culmination of a consistently excellent year for the band, as they prepare to compete at and hope to bring their success trend to the World Pipe Band Championships in August. The event saw the usual influx of pipers and drummers from the northern hemisphere and Australia join top bands for the weekend as guest players.

Grade 1
Overall

1st New Zealand Police
2nd Canterbury Caledonian Society
3rd Manawatu Scottish
4th Auckland & District
5th ILT City of Invercargill Highland

Medley
1st New Zealand Police (1,1,1,1)
2nd Manawatu Scottish (2,2,3,2)
3rd Canterbury Caledonian Society (3,3,2,3)
4th Auckland & District (4,5,4,4)
5th ILT City of Invercargill Highland (5,4,5,5)
Judges: N. Foster, Brian Switalla (piping); Terry Lee (ensemble); Paul Turner (drumming)

MSR
1st New Zealand Police (1,1,1,1)
2nd Canterbury Caledonian Society (2,2,2,4)
3rd Auckland & District (3,5,3,3)
4th ILT City of Invercargill Highland (4,3,4,5)
5th Manawatu Scottish (5,4,5,2)
Judges: Martin Frewen, Donald MacPhee (piping); C. Stevens (ensemble); R. Levy (drumming)

Grade 2 Overall
1st St Andrew’s College
2nd Wellington Red Hackle
3rd Celtic (Nelson)
4th South Canterbury
5th Canterbury Caledonian (Gr2)

Grade 3 Overall
1st Hamilton Caledonian Society
2nd Scottish Society of New Zealand
3rd Auckland Police
4th City of Tauranga
5th City of Hastings
6th Manawatu Scottish (Gr3)
7th City of Auckland
8th City of Nelson
9th City of Sails

Grade 4A Overall
1st ILT City of Invercargill Highland (Gr4)
2nd Scots College
3rd St Andrew’s College B
4th Hokonui Celtic
5th Celtic Development
6th Canterbury Caledonian (Gr4)

Grads 4B Overall
1st Wellington Red Hackle (Gr4)
2nd Papakura
3rd South Canterbury Development
4th City of Rotorua
5th Kapiti Coast
6th McAlpines North Canterbury
7th Marton & District
8th City of Sails
9th Bay of Plenty
10th Awamutu & Districts
11th St. Saint Kentigern College
12th Lindisfarne College

Juvenile
1st St. Andrews College (2,2,1,1)
2nd ILT City of Invercargill Highland (1,1,2,2
3rd Scots College (3,3,6,6)
4th Celtic (Nelson) (4,4,3,8)
5th St. Andrews College B (5,5,4,5)
6th Canterbury Caledonian Society (6,7,5,4)
7th Lewis Turrell Memorial Trust (7,9,7,3)
8th Saint Kentigern College (8,6,8,7)
9th Lindisfarne College (10,8,9,9)
10th Napier Schools (9,10,10,10)
Judges: Martin Frewen, Donald MacPhee (piping); C. Stevens (ensemble); R. Levy (drumming)

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