RMM, Rocky Mountain high at Canmore and Calgary

Published: September 08, 2016

Calgary & Canmore, Alberta – September 2-3, 2016 – The traditional Saturday-Sunday double-barrelled weekend in Alberta produced dividends for both the Rocky Mountain and Robert Malcolm Memorial bands in Grade 2, winning at Calgary and Canmore, respectively. The Calgary Highland Games were held under mostly sunny, warm weather with bands attending from four provinces, while the Canmore Games started cold at 4°C in its spectacular Rocky Mountains setting. Quite a few soloists braved the cold to play their tunes, and the day was a balmy 13°C when bands started. Several bands played in heavy downpour late in the afternoon, and the skies cleared just in time for massed bands.

Rocky Mountain Pipe-Major Sean Somers plays “AMazing Grace” at the Canmore games massed bands.

Calgary Highland Games (Saturday)
Grade 2
(Medley)
1st Rocky Mountain (1,1,1,3)
2nd City of Regina (2,2,2,1)
3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial (3,3,3,2)

Grade 3 (MSR)
1st Ogden Legion
2nd Calgary Police

Grade 4 (Medley)
1st Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada – Winnipeg
2nd Kamloops Pipe Band Society
3rd Edmonton Youth

Grade 5 (Marches)
1st Alberta Firefighters
2nd 78th Highlanders Youth Squad
3rd Ogden Legion V

Judges for all events: Hal Senyk, Mark Christie (piping); Gregor Merry (drumming); René Cusson (ensemble)

Professional Piper of the Day: Zephan Knichel
Professional Drummer of the Day: Elizabeth Shaw
Best Bass: Meg Stade, City of Regina

Canmore Highland Games
Grade 2
(MSR)
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial (2,2,1,1)
2nd Rocky Mountain (1,1,2,2)
3rd City of Regina (3,3,3,3)

Grade 3 (Medley)
1st Ogden Legion (1,1,1,1)
2nd Kamloops Pipe Band Society (ens.pref.) (3,3,2,2)
3rd Calgary Police (2,2,3,3)

Grade 4 (Marches)
1st Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada – Winnipeg
2nd Kamloops Pipe Band Society
3rd Edmonton Youth

Grade 5 (Marches)
1st Ogden Legion
2nd 78th Highlanders Youth Squad
3rd Grande Prairie & District

Judges for all events: Hal Senyk, René Cusson (piping); Gregor Merry (drumming); Dave Trew (ensemble)

Professional Piper of the Day: Ann Gray
Professional Drummer of the Day: Elizabeth Shaw
Best Bass: Meg Stade, City of Regina

 

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