Updated: LA Scots, Bonar triumph at Costa Mesa day one

Published: May 31, 2010
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Costa Mesa, California – May 29, 2010 – The Los Angeles Scots came out on top on the first day of  the annual Costa Mesa ScotsFest 2010 with a near sweep of first-placings over Dowco-Triumph Street and Alberta Caledonia. The Sunday events will include the Grade 1 MSR and the Professional Solo Light Music.

Bands

Grade 1 (Medley)
1st LA Scots (1,3,1,1)
2nd Dowco-Triumph Street (2,1,2,2)
3rd Alberta Caledonia (3,2,3,3)

Judges: Ian Whitelaw, Campbell Naismith (piping); John Fisher (drumming); Jamie Troy (ensemble)

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st  Prince Charles (1,1,1,1)
2nd James J Coyne Memorial (2,2,2,2)

Judges: Ian Whitelaw, Campbell Naismith (piping); John Fisher (drumming); Jamie Troy (ensemble)

Professional Solo Piping
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1st Andrew Bonar, Vancouver
2nd Seumas Coyne, Van Nuys, California,
3rd Andrew Lee, Vancouver
4th Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
5th Ken Sutherland, Menlo Park, California
6th John Partenan

Judge: Ian Whitelaw

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TIP OF THE DAY
Don’t be afraid to modify or undercut holes to improve chanter intonation. It may seem extreme, but there would scarcely be a Grade 1 band that hasn’t partaken in a spot of chanter renovation to beneficial effect.
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