June 26, 2022

Rocky Mountain takes two at Red Deer

Rocky Mountain preparing to compete at the 2022 Red Deer Games.

Red Deer, Alberta – June 25, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus, the 75th annual Red Deer Highland Games kicked-off Alberta’s outdoor season with pleasant weather, with temperatures hovering around +20C with a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day. The games was held at a new location, the former Penhold Canadian Air Force Base, where Commonwealth pilots received training during the Second World War. It was a small turnout for both bands and soloists with just six bands competing on the day.

Rocky Mountain won both Grade 2 band contests and Gordon Conn took the Professional solo piping aggregate, with piper of the day ending up as a three-way tie between Gordon Conn, Ethan DeChamps and Joseph Fraser. Lloyd Martens of Rocky Mountain won the Best Bass prize, judged during the band contests.

Grade 2
1st Rocky Mountain (1,1,2,1)
2nd North Stratton (2,2,1,2)

1st Rocky Mountain (1,1,2,1)
2nd North Stratton (2,2,1,2)

Grade 4 (medley, one played)
1st Edmonton & District

Grade 5 (quick march medley)
1st Foothills Caledonia Youth
2nd Grand Prairie
3rd Red Deer & District

Judges for all band events: Dave Hicks, Gordon Conn (piping); Andrew Miller (drumming); Cam Keating, Jacquie Troy-Carter (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
1st Gordon Conn
2nd Jonathan Grady
Judge: Dave Hicks

1st Gordon Conn
2nd Jonathan Grady
3rd Robert McRae
Judge: Andrew Smith

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Conn
2nd Robert McRae
3rd Jonathan Grady
Judge: David Hicks

There were no professional drumming entries.





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