Here’s another offering from the History & Archives committee of The Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario: the grade 1 pipe band event at the Saturday, August 5, 1989 in Maxville, Ontario. This video is the medley section (unfortunately, we do not have the video from the March, Strathspey & Reel section of the grade 1 event).
Five bands played with the overall final result that year:
78th Fraser Highlanders
Toronto & District Caledonia
Drumming: 78th / Dress & Deportment: 78th
Interested viewers will get a great sense of the atmosphere of the day with lots of shots of well-known figures from our past and present - and many not-so-well-known!
The closing audible “hot mic” words of the video, courtesy of the late George Forgan (Drum Major and long-time PPBSO president), might be for the ages.