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Western Branch Kiwanis Contest Kicks-off Championship Supreme Points Gathering!

The Western Branch of The Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario staged another successful amateur solo piping and drumming competition, with support from stalwart partner, service club, Kiwanis International. The branch took advantage of the YouTube platform for their competitive virtual performances. Results were announced live May 23rd on the Western Branch’s Facebook page by Don Elliott, branch President. Prize winners in each category collected the first Championship Supreme points of the PPBSO’s 2021 online competition season.

A reminder 11:59 pm today – Saturday, May 29th is the deadline to get your entry in for the PPBSO’s June 12th Ontario Championships!

Don Elliott, President, Western Branch, PPBSO


Competition results:



Piping – Light Music

#1. Grade 1 – One 2/4 March (4 parts) One Strathspey (4 parts) + One Reel (4 parts)

  1. Caleb Thibodeau

  2. Mark McLennan

  3. Thomas Bruce

  4. Charles David Mitchell

  5. Ellie Hastings

  6. Alex Klausnitzer

#2. Grade 2 – One 2/4 March (4 parts) One Strathspey (4 parts) + One Reel (4 parts)

  1. Kathleen Lasseter

  2. Andrea Jones

#3. Grade 3 – One 2/4 March (4 parts) One Strathspey (4 parts) + One Reel (4 parts)

  1. Trent Harris

  2. Evan McConkey

  3. Janelle Bird

#4. Grade 4 – One 2/4 March (4 parts)

  1. Alec MacDonald

  2. Kaiden Sabbadin

  3. Cameron Fradette

  4. Glen Jorgensen

  5. Peter Hummel

#5. Grade 5 – One March (2 parts, any time signature, played once)

  1. Colin Tighe

  2. Caden Straus

  3. Brian Elliott

  4. Brian Sim-Little

  5. Jim Arthur

  6. Ross McLennan

#6. Practice Chanter – One March (2 parts, any time signature, played once)

  1. Zoe Smith

Drumming – Snare

#8. Grade 2 – One 2/4 March (4 parts) + One Strathspey (4 parts) + One Reel (4 parts)

  1. Shahna Summer

#9. Grade 3 – One 2/4 March (4 parts) + One Strathspey (4 parts) + One Reel (4 parts)

  1. Aidan Blacklock

#10. Grade 4 – One 2/4 March (4 parts)

  1. Erica Cheyne

  2. Danny Tighe

#11. Grade 5 – One 2/4 March (2 parts, played once)

  1. Conor Blacklock

Drumming – Tenor

#13. Grade 1 – One 2/4 March (minimum 4 parts) + One Strathspey (minimum 4 parts) + One Reel (minimum 4 parts)

  1. Andrea Jackson

#17. Grade 5 – One 2/4 March (2 parts, played once)

  1. Kyrianna Jorgenson

  2. Graham Carroll

Drumming – Bass

#18. Amateur – One 2/4 March (minimum 4 parts) + One Strathspey (minimum 4 parts) + One Reel (minimum 4 parts)

  1. Drew Ellis

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