Updated: Gandy, Carlisle, Clansey, Cooper take top prizes in KC

Published: January 31, 2012
(Page 1 of 1)

Kansas City, Missouri – January 13, 2012 – Alex Gandy won the Gold Medal Piobaireachd event, while Andrew Carlisle took home the top light music award and Colin Clansey won the Silver Medal Piobaireachd contest at the annual Winter Storm competitions, part of the weekend of workshops, contests and performances staged by the Midwest Highland Arts Fund.

Gold Medal Piobaireachd
1st Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
2nd Jori Chisholm, Seattle
3rd Andrew Lee, Vancouver

Judges: Roddy MacLeod, Willie McCallum, Jack Taylor

Gold Medal Light Music (MSRHJ)
1st Andrew Carlisle, Pittsburgh
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Craig Muirhead, Glasgow

Judges: Alastair Dunn, Stuart Liddell, Roddy MacLeod

Silver Medal Piobaireachd
1st Colin Clansey, Ottawa
2nd Ben McClamrock, Baltimore
3rd John Lee, Vancouver

Gold Medal Snare Drumming
1st Derek Cooper, Warminster, Pennsylvannia
2nd Graham Brown, Milton, Ontario
3rd Chris Barr, Clinton Township, Michigan

Graham Brown was announced the winner of the snare drumming event, but the result was changed when a compiling error was discovered.

Gold Medal Tenor Drumming
1st Matthew Bellia, London, Ontario
2nd Andrew Elliot, Toronto
3rd Holly Shaw, Calgary

Gold Medal Bass Drumming
1st Amber Bartholomeusz, San Jose, California
2nd Andrew Elliott, Toronto
3rd Christina Hanks, Hannacroix, New York

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 4.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0

The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
  • One last time
    Fri, 14 Oct 2016
    “The pipes will fall in front of the band.” So ordered Queen Victoria way back when, and so it has been ever since. Except at the march past of the 2016 World Pipe Band Championships when the last band on, … Continue reading → …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS November 5, 2016Niagara SessionsNiagara Falls

November 18, 2016Balmoral ClassicMcGonigle Theater, Central Catholic H.S., Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

November 19, 201621st Annual George Sherriff Memorial InvitationalSt. Paul's United Church, Hamilton, Ontario

May 20, 2017British Pipe Band ChampionshipsPaisley, Scotland

June 10, 2017UK Pipe Band ChampionshipsBelfast

Pipers: If your bass drone wants to roar when struck in, it might be riding high on the bottom pin. If so your reed might be too sharp. A quick fix, if time is short, is to put a bit of tape over a third to half of the bush at the top. This will flatten the drone and allow you to shortenit by moving the middle joint down the bottom pin.
Charley Kron, C.E. Kron Bagpipes