Pros go to Conn at Calgary

Published: September 30, 2009
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Calgary, Alberta – September 5, 2009 – Skies were sunny at Foothills Park in Calgary for the annual Calgary Highland Games. The new venue seemed to be a hit with many. Gordon Conn of Calgary won all of the Professional solo piping events, while the Rocky Mountain Pipe Band of Calgary eked out a victory in Grade 2 on ensemble preference over City of Regina.
 
Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Rocky Mountain (2,1,2,1) EP
2nd City of Regina (1,2,1,2)
 
Grade 3 (Medley)
1st Calgary Police
2nd Calgary Highlanders
3rd Ben Nevis
 
Grade 4 (QMM)
1st Ogden Legion
2nd Edmonton & District
3rd Kamloops
 
Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Gordon Conn, Calgary
2nd Michael Fitzhenry, Glasgow
3rd Colin McWilliams, North Vancouver
4th Andrew Smith, Calgary
Judge: Hal Senyk
 
MSR
1st Gordon Conn
2nd Colin McWilliams
3rd Michael Fitzhenry
4th Andrew Smith
Judge: Bob Worrall
 
Jig
1st Gordon Conn
2nd Andrew Smith
3rd Colin McWilliams
4th Ross Barker, Calgary
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TIP OF THE DAY
Tenor drummers: When composing rhythmical passages in a tenor drum score, don’t just think about replicating the accented phrases within the snare score, but give equal consideration towhat is happening in the melody. Question your composition. For example, if a triplet occurs in the snare score,check if that triplet exists in the melody. If not,ask yourself if there is any value to that triplet being incorporated into the tenor score. That’s just a short example, but applying that principle is a small step towards improving ensemble.
Scott Currie, SC Drumming, Uddingston, Scotland