Schiele, Lowrie win U.S. Junior Solos

Published: November 30, 2011
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Pittsburgh – November 12, 2011 – The fifth annual Balmoral Classic U.S. Junior Solo Amateur Invitational Championships saw Alexander Schiele of Snohomish, Washington, and Petey Lowrie of Ohio take the overall prizes in the piping and snare drumming sections, respectively. The contest is for amateur pipers and drummers 18 and young who come from the United States.

1st Alexander Schiele, “The Unjust Incarceration”
2ndAaron Stone, Auburn, Washington
3rd Kirk Brunson, Derry, New Hampshire
4th Christopher Farruggi, River Forest, Illinois
5th Nicholas Theriault, Danville, California

Judges: Brian Donaldson, Donald Lindsay, Scot Walker

1st Alexander Schiele, “93rd at Modder River,” “Caledonian Society of London,” “The Grey Bob”
2nd Aaron Stone
3rd Tyler Tagliaferro, Medina, Ohio
4th Matthew Davis, Barto, Pennsylvania
5th Christopher Ferruggia

Judges: Brian Donaldson, Donald Lindsay, Scot Walker

Snare Drumming
1st Petey Lowrie
2nd Amber Stone, Auburn, Washington
3rd Jared Mays
4th Wesley Blevins

Judges: Gordon Bell, Andrew  Hoinacki

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Petey Lowrie
2nd Amber Stone
3rd Jared Mays
4th Wesley Blevins

Judges: Gordon Bell, Andrew  Hoinacki

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