pipes|drums sponsors Shotts Junior trophies
The nonprofit pipes|drums Magazine is stepping up to sponsor two trophies at the Shotts & Dykehead Junior Piping & Drumming Championship on November 29th at Calderhead High School in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The hardware for both the overall 18-and-under and 15-and-under solo piping categories will be made possible via a cash donation from pipes|drums, along additional merchandise prizes from sponsors such as Naill Bagpipes and R.G. Hardie.
In addition, all first-prize winners in each piping and drumming event will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the online magazine. The organizers are not presenting overall trophies for the drumming events, but other trophies for individual contests are being provided by the North Lanarkshire Council.
“We’re always pleased to give back when we can, and the new Shotts Junior event is a perfect fit, and we wish the band and the competitors nothing but success with the contest,” said pipes|drums publisher Andrew Berthoff.
The 2014 Shotts & Dykehead Junior Championship is the first year for the Grade 1 band’s new event.
The sponsorship is the latest contribution from pipes|drums to nonprofit piping and drumming causes, made possible from proceeds from subscriptions to and advertising in the magazine. Other sponsorships include the Edinburgh Local Mod, the Nicol-Brown Memorial and the George Sherriff Memorial.