Published: September 03, 2015

Rocky Mountain’s smoking at Foothills

Okotoks, Alberta – August 29, 2015 – The Rocky Mountain Pipe Band of Calgary won the Grade 2 event against North Stratton, the only other contestant in the competition, at the annual Foothills Highland Games. Smoke from severe forest fires in far-off Washington state contributed to a thick haze blanketing the park for most of the day. Ann Gray and Elizabeth Shaw were aggregate winners in the Professional grade solo piping and snare drumming, respectively.

Bands
Grade 2
(medley, two competed)
1st Rocky Mountain (1,1,1,2)
2nd North Stratton (2,2,2,1)

Grade 3 (MSR, one played)
1st Ogden Legion

Grade 4 (medley, one played)
1st Edmonton Youth

Grade 5 (quickmarch medley)
1st Alberta Firefighters
2nd 78th Fraser Highlanders
3rd Ogden Legion
4th Scottish Tradition

Judges for all band events: Hal Senyk, Jeannie Hawes (piping); Aaron Carter (drumming); Reid Maxwell (ensemble).

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Ann Gray
2nd Robyn Gray
3rd Andrew Smith
4th Ross Barker
5th Jonathan Grady
Judge: Gordon Conn

MSR
1st Stewart Smith
2nd Ann Gray
3rd Jonathan Grady
4th Robyn Gray
5th  Ross Barker
6th Andrew Smith
Judge: Hugh Armstrong

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Ann Gray
2nd Stewart Smith
3rd Andrew Smith
4th Ross Barker
5th Robyn Gray
6th Jonathan Grady
Judge: Hal Senyk

Professional Solo Snare Drumming
MSR
1st Elizabeth Shaw
2nd Bill Saul
3rd Michael Hansen
Judge: Reid Maxwell

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Elizabeth Shaw
2nd Bill Saul
3rd Michael Hansen
Judge: Aaron Carter

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