SFU getting ready for 2015 Pre-World’s Concert
They’re a band that has had their share of adversity over the years, from the sudden deaths of pipers Robert Barbulak and Malcolm Bokenfohr, who were killed in a car accident in 1993, to the loss of Silver Medalist piper Darleen Miharija to multiple sclerosis, and now the fight that piper Andrew Bonar is waging as he recovers from a brain tumour, but it’s with absolute resolution that the six-time World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band has named their August 12, 2015, Pre-World’s Concert, “Nous Sommes Prets.”
The traditional Clan Fraser and university motto means “We Are Ready” in English.
Tickets for the concert, as always organized and promoted by the Grade 2 Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band start selling on November 21st directly from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
The concert will be the first major show under the direction of Pipe-Major Alan Bevan, who took over the band in October 2013, after its first and only pipe-major Terry Lee stepped down and subsequently retired from competition
“[We are ready] is also a reflection of how the band feels as they prepare for the 2015 competition circuit,” Glasgow Skye Treasurer Dougie Orr said.
The 2015 Pre-World’s Concert will be the fourth time that SFU has taken on the show. The band last took the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall stage in 2009, which resulted in a recording. SFU has staged major concerts and recordings at some of the world’s most famous concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and Massey Hall in Toronto.