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2019 President’s Commendations announced

September 14, 2019

The 2019 Pipe Bands Australia President’s Commendations were announced by Chris Earl at today’s biennial conference in Melbourne.

 

The commendations were introduced last year and recognise achievement by bands and members, acting as inspiration for the Australian pipe band movement.

 

This year’s recipients are:

 

SCOTCH COLLEGE MELBOURNE – On becoming the first Australian juvenile band to win a major international championship – the 2019 European Championships

 

HAILEYBURY - On representing Australia in competition and performance in Britain during its 2019 tour.

 

KNOX GRAMMAR – On representing Australia in competition and performance in Britain during its 2019 tour.

 

PLC SYDNEY - On representing Australia in competition and performance in Britain during its 2019 tour.

 

RU BROWN SOCIETY – For its organisation and promotion of the 2019 Australian Solo Piping Championships.

 

SCOTCH COLLEGE ADELAIDE - On representing Australia in competition and performance in Britain during its 2019 tour.

 

TASMANIA POLICE - On celebrating its 50th year and representing Australia in the 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

 

ST ANDREW’S CALEDONIAN – On its 2019 goodwill performance tour of Scotland

 

MACKAY AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND – For its promotion of Scottish culture organising the Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling.

 

TOOWOOMBA CALEDONIAN SOCIETY PIPE BAND – For its community engagement and promotion of Scottish culture though regular Ceilidhs and multicultural festival appearances.

 

DAVID STULPNER, JAMES CRAWFORD AND MITCHELL McVICARS  – Scotch College Perth – For their initiative in organising solo piping and drumming events.

 

RICHARD WILSON, CHRIS SWAN AND ATHOL CHALMERS – For their contributions as members of the PBA structural review panel.

 

 

 

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