Rocky Mountain reaches peak of Chicago

Published: June 17, 2018

Itasca, Illinois – June 15-16, 2018 – Rocky Mountain of Calgary were the overall winners of the Grade 2 competitions at the Chicago Highland Games, against six other contestants from across North America. The band finished second in each event, bested by Midlothian Scottish and Great Lakes in the Medley and MSR, respectively. The band won after each judge’s rankings were tabulated. The games can lay claim to being the biggest pipe band event in the United States, with 38 bands in total competing under hot and sunny skies. Five different pipe band associations were represented, and there were judges from each of the regions. Some 370 solo competitions were held on the Friday.

Grade 2 (seven competed)
Overall
1st  Rocky Mountain
2nd Great Lakes
3rd Midlothian Scottish
4th City of Regina
5th Cameron Highlanders
6th Greater Midwest
7th Atlanta
Drumming: Great Lakes
Mid-section: Great Lakes

Medley
1st Midlothian Scottish (1,1,2,4)
2nd Rocky Mountain (2,3,4,2)
3rd Great Lakes (6,7,1,1)
4th Cameron Highlanders (3,2 6,5)
5th Greater Midwest (4,4,3,7)
6th City of Regina (5,6,5,3)
7th Atlanta (7,5,7,6)
Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Scot Walker (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

MSR
1st Great Lakes (2,2,1,1)
2nd Rocky Mountain (1,1,3,2)
3rd City of Regina (3,6,2,5)
4th Midlothian Scottish (5,3,6,3)
5th Atlanta (4,4,7,6)
6th Greater Midwest (7,7,4,4)
7th Cameron Highlanders (6,5,5,7)
Judges: Ken Eller, Tom Weithers (piping); Duncan Millar (drumming); Hugh Cameron (ensemble)

Grade 3 (five competed)
Overall
1st Wake & District
2nd North Coast
3rd City of Chicago
4th Macalester College
5th Chicago Celtic
Drumming: North Coast
Mid-section: Wake & District

Medley
1st City of Chicago (1,2,5,1)
2nd Wake & District (2,1,4,2)
3rd North Coast (3,4,2,3)
4th Macalester College (4,3,1,4)
5th Chicago Celtic (5,5,3,5)
Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Tom Weithers (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

MSR
1st Wake & District (1,1,3,1)
2nd North Coast (2,3,1,2)
3rd Macalester College (4,4,2,3)
4th City of Chicago (3,2,5,4)
5th Chicago Celtic (5,5,4,5)
Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Scot Walker (piping); Duncan Millar (drumming); Hugh Cameron (ensemble)

Grade 4 (12 competed)
1st Turlach Ur (1,1,2,2)
2nd 87th Cleveland (3,2,1,1)
3rd Milwaukee Scottish (2,3,9,3)
4th Dundee Scottish (4,6,6,4)
5th Chicago Stock Yard (6,10,3,5)
6th Madison (7,4,8,7)
Drumming: 87th Cleveland
Mid-section: Chicago Stock Yard
Judges: Scot Walker, Tom Weithers (piping); Duncan Millar (drumming); Ken Eller (ensemble)

Grade 5 (14 competed)
1st Cincinnati Caledonian (2,5,2,1)
2nd Firefighters Highland Guard (3,2,7,2)
3rd 87th Cleveland (5,10,1,3)
4th Celtic Cross (6,3,5,10)
5th Cameron & District (1,1,11,12)
6th Macalester College (4,11,10,5)
Drumming: 87th Cleveland
Mid-Section: Firefighters Highland Guard
Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Ian Swinton (piping); Hugh Cameron (drumming); Adrian Melvin (ensemble)

 

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