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04-16-2005, 06:11 PM
Anyone know the results?
04-16-2005, 06:51 PM
A good time was had by all!
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
04-16-2005, 07:00 PM
Grade V Charleston, Grade IV Jamestown Pipes and Drums, Grade III Charleston (MSR), Grandfather Mtn. Highlanders (Medley). Others that I can remember....Bob Norris son won Grade IV Jr. piping comp, Justin Gonzales won piper of the day. With all that said I would like to add that Charleston (III) has one kick butt drum corp....Charleston proved themselves worthy of the upgrade to Grade III last this year. Grandfather sounds like they will be ready for the competitions at the worlds this year. And last but not least our grade IV band Jamestown Pipes and Drums finishing strong with the following scores 1,1,1,2 for the win. :banana:
04-16-2005, 08:31 PM
Way to go, Jamestown!!! :thumb: :woohoo:
04-16-2005, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Mark Wayman:
Bob Norris son won Grade IV Jr. piping comp, Which one? Andy or Bobby?
04-16-2005, 11:37 PM
Grandfather sounds like they will be ready for the competitions at the worlds this year.OK, I'll be the first to ask ... How can a band be ready for The Worlds when it doesn't win at Loch Norman?
My question is not meant to slight Grandfather Mountain. It's a very good band, and I know it will have a good season. But let's be honest ... The members have to be disappointed not to win the MSR today.
Charleston is obviously working very hard. Congratulations to Jim Dillahey & Co.
04-17-2005, 05:19 AM
Bob, I believe it was Andy. Jim, as far as my comment about GMH, I knew they were planning on attending the worlds in August, I didn't say they would win the thing, I just said they would be ready. They have a stronger group this year than they had last year and are producing an awesome sound. They have about four more months to tighten up.
04-17-2005, 08:44 AM
Good one Mark!
04-17-2005, 09:15 AM
Thank you for the compliment about the Charleston Drum Corps, the guys and gals have worked very hard.
04-17-2005, 08:03 PM
First of all I will have to agree with everyone here,
it was a fun Saturday! Some good piping, sunshine and great opportunity to meet and greet with all my buddies! I especially enjoyed meeting some new folks and also having a good time with my fellow Grade 1 players and my ex college band mates.
I was very impressed with the Charleston Police Pipe Band,
what a great first appearance in the Grade 3 ranks!
Compliments to Jim Dillahey and band! :thumb:
I especially liked the overall tone of the band,
all the best from me to you guys for 2005!
I also enjoyed Grandfather very much, I think they will have a good chance at the Worlds.
For the first time in three years I actually had a chance to see some of the other bands as I was done after my solos...yeah... :D
Hope to see some of you at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games!
04-18-2005, 06:29 AM
First of all I'd like to congradulate Jamestown on a fine performance. They really sounded great. Once again our drum section pulled us through (2,4,2,1). We finished second, but it wasn't that close. We really made too many mistakes and I was the giulty party on a few of them.
2. City of Chattanooga
3. NC State
If I may echo the previous posts, Charleston was awesome. A very tight sound and the drones were so steady. These guys have really stepped up and they really seem to have a winning sound. If anyone doesn't know it by now...There's a new Sheriff in the Grade 3 town..Charleston Police. :thumb:
04-18-2005, 06:55 AM
I'd love to see full results for Grades III & IV -- anyone here have access to this info? TIA for posting.
04-18-2005, 08:26 AM
Charleston was indeed surprisingly good for a first year in Grade III. Particularly in the medley event. Again, kudos to Jim and John for pulling it all together. I hear that they've been having practices three times weekly. That explains that!
The standard of play in the Grade III was very high, especially in the medley contest. I don't think any of the bands really distinguished themselves in the MSR.
The full results were:
1) Charleston Police
2) Grandfather Mountain
3) St. Andrews Presbyterian College
III Medley (Southern Branch Championship)
1) Grandfather Mountain
2) St. Andrews Presbyterian College
3) Charleston Police
Atlanta and N. C. State also played in the Grade III's, but Atlanta did not play in the Medley contest.
In regard to the comments about Grandfather Mountain, or any other band for that matter, don't base all your opinions on any band on one contest and one result. Anyone hear them (Grandfather) practicing Sunday afternoon? by 3 p.m. anyone who would have had any doubts would have quickly erased them! It was a completely different band from Saturday.
Gotta add that i'm proud of my own students and band members at St. Andrews for a very good play this weekend as well! They have worked hard this year and did a good job. I've got a great bunch of folks to work with.
Instructor, St. Andrews Presbyterian College
04-18-2005, 09:05 AM
I thought Loch Norman won the Grade V band comp, not Charleston. In any case, does anyone have the full Grade V results ?
04-18-2005, 09:28 AM
I don't have full results, but I will say that the 1100 mile drive (and 17 hours) was well worth it.
Beautiful weather, good piping, and fun times. Walked away with 4 medals, so that made it that much more fun.
In defense of Grandfather, of whom I know absolutly NO one from the band, I'm SURE they aren't planning on going to the worlds and winning it. Everyband that I talk to, that has, or is going to the worlds, DOESN'T expect to win. I'd be surprised if it were any different in this case. I'd be happy to just go and play well.
04-18-2005, 11:31 AM
Congrats to all winners! I wish I could have been there. Maybe next year.
Michael F. Bell
04-18-2005, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Andrew Adams:
In defense of Grandfather, of whom I know absolutly NO one from the band, I'm SURE they aren't planning on going to the worlds and winning it. Everyband that I talk to, that has, or is going to the worlds, DOESN'T expect to win. I'd be surprised if it were any different in this case. I'd be happy to just go and play well. Everyone you know who goes to the World's "doesn't" expect to win????
04-18-2005, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Michael F. Bell:
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by Andrew Adams:
<span style="font-weight: bold"> In defense of Grandfather, of whom I know absolutly NO one from the band, I'm SURE they aren't planning on going to the worlds and winning it. Everyband that I talk to, that has, or is going to the worlds, DOESN'T expect to win. I'd be surprised if it were any different in this case. I'd be happy to just go and play well. Everyone you know who goes to the World's "doesn't" expect to win???? </span></div></div>I guess the right attitude for the worlds is to play your best and to give it your very best shot.The competiton in all grades is tough at the worlds and I think every good placing and every good comment from the judges do count.
If things do not go well, after all we are humans and not machines, there is always a next year.
04-18-2005, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Jay Wadsworth:
I thought Loch Norman won the Grade V band comp, not Charleston.
Thanks Nope...City of Charleston Police Pipes & Drums Grade V, Rogers Branson, Commanding
04-18-2005, 04:44 PM
[/qb][/QUOTE]Everyone you know who goes to the World's "doesn't" expect to win???? [/QB][/QUOTE]
That is indeed what I said. Those that I have talked to (from Grade 1, 2, and 3 bands) have stated that they don't want to be in the mindset that "We're gonna win." They just want to play the best and hope it will hold up against the others, playing their best, and come out on top.
But, I havn't talked to EVERYONE that goes to the worlds. But of the ones I HAVE talked to, this seemed to be a common thread.
04-18-2005, 10:14 PM
Personally I wouldnt walk across the street to play a contest if I didnt intend to win it.
Theres surely no reason to go to the worlds and not be there to win. Its a compitition not a recital the goal is to WIN.
I do know many people in GFM and they are a great group of people and a great band. I bet Gordon and Co. have no plans on an honourable 4th place finish.
04-19-2005, 03:51 AM
I must agree, while noone wants to BRAG or simply state we're gonna win this thing, surely to go in with any other mind set than the utmost positive outcome, IF you play your best seems rather silly. Apparently Rogers & Co. had the correct mind set at Loch Norman. I know many of the GFM members also and am sure that they will walk on the field this summer and do their best, while maintaining the attitude, we are here because we have a reason to be here. Take that chunk of metal and honor back home! Best of luck to them this summer.
04-19-2005, 05:08 AM
Even though I don't play the pipes, I was hanging around the contest site, and bumped into Neil Anderson being judged on a march. Any idea how he did? I thought it interesting how a professional musician who plays with a rock/fusion band would come back to a traditional contest.
Unfortunately I couldn't hang around an chat w/him, I had to be off to the fiddle tent for my own contest.
As a token to you guys here, I am a piper wannabe attempting to play nothing but pipe tunes with my fiddle. The fiddle judge liked the style.
"Piping fiddler or fiddling piper? Not much of either, how about piddling fiper!"
04-19-2005, 05:28 AM
Well, if you didn't know Neil was a student of Sandy Jones back in the day, so he's really a traditional musician who plays fusion rock. No pun intended there just a little history. I didn't see him but a friend of mine saw him also. Don't now how he did.
04-19-2005, 05:30 AM
Sorry that's didn't (know) how he did. In case anyone else hasn't had their coffee this morning.
04-19-2005, 10:07 AM
Congrats to all down there especially my alma matter - GO St A's!
Welcome Charlston - the more the merrier! Also best of luck to Grandfather at the worlds!
Its ashame that from what I'm hearing - there will not be a EUSPBA championship again so we won't get to decide whose best on the field.
04-20-2005, 11:39 AM
Charleston PD was good....real good. Just had too many mistakes in the Medly to win piping. But they won the tone contest for sure. Give them a year and they will be knocking on the door of Grade II. (IMO)
I was also impressed with the other Grade III bands. It was a close contest all around and I think it came down to splitting hairs so to speak. St. Andrews had some real good energy in their Medley. Grandfather was impressive as well. Good to see Tommy Kee playing again. Good luck to everyone.
04-21-2005, 05:28 AM
To those inquiring about Neil, I think he got 3rd in March and 6th in piob. He said that he was ok with the results considering it's been 15 yrs since he completed, the judging was fair and he felt the dings he got to be accurate.
BTW, you may also have noticed him in the Palmetto P&D circle. He has recently gotten more actively involved with the local band. He's also agreed to teach some of us newbies as well, for which I am very grateful. I consider this to be an unbelievable opportunity. He's seen and done so much in 30 yrs in the piping world. I learn just from osmosis.... Great guy, too.
04-21-2005, 07:05 PM
and bumped into Neil Anderson being judged on a march. Imagine how I felt seeing that he was in grade 4 competing with me :eek:
04-30-2005, 07:17 AM
Whos Neil Anderson?
04-30-2005, 12:22 PM