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Competitive Pipe Band enjoys banner first season

Competitive pipe bandThe University’s new competitive pipe band enjoyed a banner first season and organizers are already looking forward to the 2010 season. 
Photo courtesy of Heather Mosher
Competitive pipe bandThe University’s new competitive pipe band enjoyed a banner first season and organizers are already looking forward to the 2010 season. 
Photo courtesy of Heather Mosher

The Band, which consists of students, alumni, friends, and family members and is an off-shoot of the Queen’s Bands, attended eight contests this season in Canada and the U.S. and won or tied for first place at six of them.

“We placed in the top three at every contest we played at, and our pipe corps – pipes and drums are usually judged separately at band competitions – went undefeated through the season,” says Band member Heather Mosher, Artsci’09. “This is remarkable as most band members had never competed before this year, and the band was only formed a couple of months before our first competitions.”

Band members are already looking forward to the 2010 competitive season, when they will be moving up to the next grade of competition – quite an accomplishment for a start-up band.

For more information, check out the band’s Facebook page or contact Jake Dicker

 

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