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The Glengarry Highland Games and the PPBSO Going for a Guinness World Record in 2024!

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

After a successful 2023 Highland Games season The Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario is pleased to announce a partnership with the Glengarry Highland Games that will see an attempt at setting a Guinness World Record.

The PPBSO board of directors has approved a partnership with Glengarry games to apply for the opportunity to set a Guinness World Record at the 2024 games,” said Michael Grey, PPBSO president, “specifically, to see the largest number of musicians performing a pipe band drum fanfare.”

In 2023 Drew Duthart, lead drummer of the 78th Fraser Highlanders led a crowd-pleasing rendition of his father, Alex’s iconic “Salute to Max Rayne”. 59 drummers participated.

“The Guinness World Record-setting process is not complicated but it is also a lengthy one,” said, Matt Goral, Glengarry Highland Games piping and pipe band representative, “we are all very excited about the prospect of having a chance to set a Guinness World Record at Maxville. 2024 is our 75th edition and, in part through our fine partnership with the PPBSO, expect it to be the best ever!”.

Alex Duthart’s “Salute to Max Rayne” will, again, be the performance piece of choice with Drew Duthart leading the way. More information will follow in this space in the coming months. Drummers interested in participating and require access to the score to, “Salute to Max Rayne”, should email our administrator in order to obtain the manuscript.

2024 is already shaping up to be a record-breaking year!