Congratulations to everyone that played at the Toronto Indoor Games !!
The band had 7 soloist competitors that played the best that I have ever heard them: Krista, James D., Alex, Mitchell, Barry, tommy, Mark O. Congratulations to you all for an excellent showing of the band, both in the way you played and on the ward roster: Krista (1st time competing, 1st, gr 5 tenor); James D (first time competing, 1st, gr 5 chanter); Alex (3rd, gr 5 snare); Mitchell (2nd, gr 4 pipes), Barry (Pipe Major, 6th place in gr 2 MSR).
St Andrews Pipes & Drums, Mississauga fielded 9 pipers, 2 tenor, 1 bass and 5 snares today in the grade 5 band competition. We earned a 3rd place, our first award placement, as a band, in a PPBSO sanctioned games. We were up against some serious competition today and all of the bands played quite well and had good tone.
All of our drone tuning was done today by our "roadies" (non-players) Joanne and John. Comments from Judges: Full and bright sound, steady, in tune, very good tone blend with chanter. Thank you, Joanne & John, thank you, thank you !! Not only was it very successful, it allowed the rest of the pipe section to focus on fine tuning the chanters wich also paid off well
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