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2012 Maclean Highland Gathering

posted Apr 8, 2012, 7:04 AM by Lachie Munro   [ updated Apr 10, 2012, 4:06 PM ]
For the 108th annual competition, the band was once again looking forward to a weekend of bagpipes, drums, beer and dangerous quatities of pies. The combination of all of those ingredients however gave the perfect recipe for a stellar perfomance and an overall great time.
The Easter weekend of 2012 began with the street march early on the Saturday morning with the bands once again providing the crowds with an outstanding show. Once the march was over and everyone was fully awake we began moving over to the pavillion where the competition was held. The band's performance consisted of a Medley and Marches set which were presented to the judges around 12:30pm. We knew we had prepared for a good show, but it still came as a bit of a shock when the news was heard.
"Guys, we came first!"
"First? First in what?"
A reaction to a well deserved and hard working band. Both drummers and pipers scored high points in the judges eyes after weeks of hard practise. It also gave the band it's first opportunity ever to lead march off after Massed Bands at the end of the day. Accompanied by the first time performing school band, a few laps of the field were finished off to the sound of Funky Amazing Grace.
Let's see if we can't make next year even better!
Lachie Munro,
Apr 8, 2012, 7:04 AM