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With members arriving home from overseas Pipe Bands Australia wishes to formally acknowledge and congratulate all those who have contributed to the world of piping and drumming in Europe over the past few months. 

During this time bands competed in a number of championships and/ or performed at the Lorient Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

It is an enormous and expensive task to travel to the other side of the world and the Association further acknowledges the hard work and commitment of all those who played a role in ensuring a memorable year for all concerned.

Travelling bands and players serve as ambassadors in the heart of the piping world and it should not go unsaid that, this year, all have done an excellent job.

Notable contributions include three bands and a number of individual players as part of the REMT Pipes and Drums who performed as part of the cast at the Edinburgh Tattoo. This requires a commitment of 5 weeks in Scotland.

  • Scots Albury
  • Scots College Sydney
  • Scots College Sydney, Old Boys

In the competition sphere the major focus was again the World Championships held in mid-August.  We’re pleased to have seen bands competing as follows in addition to a host of Australians performing with overseas bands.

  • Novice Juvenile B – Scots College Sydney
  • Novice Juvenile A – Scots College Sydney
  • Grade 4B – Scots College Albury
  • Grade 4B – Scots College Sydney, Old Boys
  • Grade 3B – Haileybury

All bands acquitted themselves extremely well and the Association would like to further single out several outstanding results;

  • Haileybury – Now Grade 3B World Champions
  • Scots College Albury – Grade 4B World Champions
  • Scots College Sydney – Novice Juvenile A, 3rd Place

Given that they were competing in a field of very strong UK and international bands these are outstanding results

Congratulations and well done to everyone.

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