For those who don’t know Pipe Bands, moving to Grade 2 sounds like a step back, but in reality it works differently. The grading system starts at Grade 5 and moves to Grade 1, which is as near to professional as possible.
This year, the contest segment of the band decided to take the leap from Grade 3 to Grade 2 and their first performance was at the 25th annual Winnipeg Scottish Festival. Unfortunately no other Grade 2 bands were availble to play in the contest, but we were fortunate to have world class judges present. Bob Worall, Callum Beaumont, Ken Eller and Stephen McWhirter provided fantastic feedback for all of the bands. Needless to say, the band received rave reviews on the music and their performance.