Published: July 31, 2011

Toronto Police win Cambridge; Ontario season gets another shake-up (HD videos)

Cambridge, Ontario – July 16, 2011 – The Toronto Police Pipe Band won its first Grade 1 competition since the mid-2000s by taking the medley contest at the annual Cambridge Highland Games. It was the first win since the mid-2000s for the band. Ian K. MacDonald enjoyed a fine day in the Professional solo piping, with three firsts and a second. The games were held under blazing sun in very dry, hot and challenging conditions.

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for high definition video footage (see end of article) from the Grade 1 and Grade 2 competitions.

Grade 1 (medley, three competed)
1st Toronto Police (2,1,1,3)
2nd Peel Regional Police (1,2,2,2)
3rd 78th Fraser Highlanders (3,3,3,1)

Drumming: 78th Fraser Highlanders
Judges: Tom Anderson, Peter Sinclair (piping); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble); Mike Hunter (drumming)

Grade 2 (medley, four competed)
1st Great Lakes
2nd Rob Roy
3rd Penetangore

Drumming: Great Lakes
Judges: Tom Anderson, Peter Sinclair (piping); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble); Mike Hunter (drumming)

Grade 3
1st 400 Squadron
2nd Paris-Port Dover
3rd Hamilton Police

Drumming: Hamilton Police
Judges: Tom Anderson, Peter Sinclair (piping); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble); Mike Hunter (drumming)

Grade 4
1st Niagara Regional Police
2nd Grand Celtic
3rd Penetangore (Gr4)

Drumming: Penetangore
Judges: Tom Anderson, Peter Sinclair (piping); Bob MacCrimmon (ensemble); Mike Hunter (drumming)

Grade 5
1st Hamilton Police (Gr5)
2nd Glengarry (Gr5)
3rd Grand Celtic (Gr5)

Drumming: Hamilton Police
Judges: Lori Gaudet, Terry Cleland (piping); John Elliott (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Andrew Hayes
3rd Robbie Beaton

Judge: Bill Livingstone

March
1st Andrew Hayes
2nd Ian K. MacDonald
3rd Michael Grey

Judge: Bill Livingstone

Strathspey & Reel
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Robbie Beaton
3rd Michael Grey

Judge: Tom Anderson

Jig
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd Robbie Beaton
3rd Andrew Hayes

Judge: Bob MacCrimmon

4 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve noticed that kind ensemble command from Drew in the past. He single handedly put the band into the Worlds final the last two times they’ve qualified. A MONSTER player…..all you young guys out there….pay attention.

  2. Have to say it was a pleasure to hear Metro Police return to what I consider a natural” idiom yet retain their own stamp of originality and performed with joy. I still have issues with the mid-section but a solid win! Congrats. G”

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