Scottish Pipe Band Championship 2017
Saturday’s (29.07.17) RSPBA Scottish Championships at Dumbarton were dogged by very changeable weather. Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band’s competition preparation and the actual arena performance were a real challenge with heavy rain, sunshine and wind all being experienced.
Despite these conditions, the Band achieved an extremely creditable 6th place in Grade 2. This solid performance provided the second consecutive top six placing for the Band at a Major Competition.
Pipe Sergeant Blair Milne commented:
“The entire Band is elated by Saturday’s result. They are truly a fantastic bunch to perform alongside. Every Band Member has worked so very hard to up their game. We all feel we can improve a good bit further so we will continue to practice hard in an effort to achieve our true potential”
The video footage below is the RSPBA recording of the Band’s performance at Dumbarton.
Grampian Police Scotland pipe band was also delighted to welcome Jhonny Mesquita band leader of the Vieira Brum Pipe Band project based on Rio de Janeiro and his translator Deividy De Vries on the journey. Jhonny has made a name for himself in his native Brazil by appearing on talent shows performing his bagpipes (including playing upside down) as can be seen from the video below