Ulster Scottish, North Texas big winners at Dunedin

Published: April 07, 2019

Dunedin, Florida – April 6, 2019 – Nineteen bands and 136 solo pipers and drummers competed at the 53rd annual Dunedin Highland Games & Festival at the , making it again one of North America’s biggest piping and drumming events. Ulster Scottish of Philadelphia and North Texas Caledonian of Dallas were the big winners in the band events. It was the first appearance of City of Dunedin as a Grade 1 band, and the organization’s five separate bands competed across every grade.

The competition again had a strong complement of international judges, and adhered to the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association’s rule that requires a certain number of EUSPBA accredited adjudicators at every event.

Bands
Grade 1

1st City of Dunedin
Judges: Peter Sinclair, Andrea Boyd (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Gordon Parkes (drumming)

Grade 3
1st Ulster Scottish (1,1,1,2)
2nd City of Dunedin (Gr3) (2,2,2,1)
Judges: Judges: Bill Livingstone, Andrew Walker (piping); Nick Hudson (ensemble); Reid Maxwell (drumming)

Grade 4
1st North Texas Caledonian (1,1,1,1)
2nd Dunedin High School (2,2,3,4)
3rd City of Dunedin (Gr4) (4,4,2,5)
4th Rosie O’Grady’s Highlanders (ens.pref.) (6,5,4,2)
5th Harp & Thistle Highlanders (6,3,6,3)
6th Atlanta (3,6,5,6)
Judges: Peter Sinclair, Andrea Boyd (piping); Ken Eller (ensemble); Gordon Parkes (drumming)

Grade 5
1st North Texas Caledonian (2,2,1,1)
2nd Saffron United (1,1,4,7)
3rd Rosie O’Grady’s Highlanders (3,3,5,4)
4th City of Dunedin (Gr5) (5,5,3,5)
5th Dunedin Middle School (8,7,2,2)
6th Orange County Sherrif’s Office (4,4,7,8)
7th Fort Lauderdale Highlanders (6,6,6,6)
8th Harp & Thistle Highlanders (7,8,8,3)
Judges: Bill Livingstone, Andrew Walker (piping); Nick Hudson (ensemble); Reid Maxwell (drumming)

Solo Snare Drumming
MSR
1st Eric MacNeill
2nd Derek Cooper
3rd Michael Schoppe
Judge: Gordon Parkes

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Derek Cooper
2nd Eric MacNeill
3rd Michael Schoppe
Judge: Reid Maxwell

 


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