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Jack Macleod, Ph.D.
06-12-2005, 05:09 AM
Anyone have band results for KC?
06-12-2005, 06:29 PM
Here's what I remember. Sorry that it is incomplete:
1. Kansas City St Andrew
1. Macalester College
2. Silver Thistle
3. North Texas Caledonian
1. Minnesota Pipes and Drums
Again, sorry for the incompleteness. I am certain that others can fill up the rest of the list.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms in the AM up until noonish. After that it was warm and muggy, but no more rain. Lots of bands and a well run contest.
The only issue was that the beer tent ran out of beer!?!?
06-12-2005, 07:42 PM
1. Silver Thistle
2. Ballentyne Memorial
06-12-2005, 08:16 PM
1. Minnesota Pipes and Drums
2. Northwest Indiana
3. Omaha Pipes and Drums
06-13-2005, 05:32 AM
Thanks for seeking me out during massed bands, Tommy. Very nice to have met you. Let it be known that the Rat Bast#rd carries bourbon in his flask! And it was tasty. I forced him to taste some of my single malt, though.
Nice to see Drew MacPheeters again, too. You folks from Texas and Colorado made a heck of a long trip to get out to Kansas City. I hope your trip was safe and enjoyable. See you next time out.
06-13-2005, 06:57 AM
Thanks Steve, it was a fun (but long) trip.
You guys played and sounded great. A very well deserved win.
As for us, we pretty much left our best playing back in Colorado apparently. Better pack that up before we head to Canada!
At least the rain lasted just long enough to get opening mass bands cancelled, and stopped early enough to dry out the contest circle some.
Well run games, too.
06-13-2005, 07:34 AM
:D Steve, Drew, it was great to see you guys.
Steve I'd a liked to have spent more time visiting with you during massed bands but you kept running off to go get your awards!
By the way, very impressive show at the party Saturday night!
Drew, you guys were phenominal, I told you what I thought.
:) Congratulations to all, that was a collection of some of the best bands I've ever heard! I had a blast! I can't believe we drank all the beer!
Now I'm gonna go back out in the garage and try to finish cleaning the rest of that Kansas mud out of my new ghillies!
06-13-2005, 07:39 AM
It was great seeing ya again...same goes for Cliff and all the other folks I had a chance to talk to.
It was a fun day...despite the mud and running out of beer!!! :p
Good luck to you and the band in Maxville.
06-13-2005, 07:54 AM
Everybody made the best of the lousy weather in the morning, and it turned out to be a very nice sunny afternoon.
I was on the sidelines this year working in the
MHAF tent, and was in easy earshot of the competition circle. So, I got to hear almost every band- The standard of play was QUITE good in all grades.
06-13-2005, 07:54 AM
Steve, that beer thing is due to bizarro Kansas liquor laws, and more importantly, renewed interest in enforcement.
Next year, the KC Games will be in Missouri!
and that will be a world of difference.
06-13-2005, 08:23 AM
Thanks, Henry. I did hear that they sold all of the beer that they were allowed to bring in to the site. I would have had maybe half an hour in the beer tent before massed bands anyway, so I only would have been able to drink 12-15 beers in that amount of time. :D
Tommy, I must not have recognized you at the party Saturday night without you clothes on. Ummm, wait, I mean without your kilt on, I mean in civilian clothes, yeah, that's it. Where were you sitting? There weren't that many people there so I'm not sure how I missed you. Sorry. I can only blame it on the sun, scotch and being a bit under the weather.
I missed speaking to Henry too. I will see you in KC in January for Winter Storm.
06-13-2005, 08:32 AM
I wasn't in there for any length of time, I kept darting in and out while trying to spend as much time as possible at three different locations; the bar at the end of the hall drinking with some of our band, watching you guys at the CD release party and scoping out out the honeys at the Salsa Party next door! :smokin:
06-13-2005, 10:55 AM
Tommy - nice to finally meet you!
G5 was Silver Thistle, Ballantyne then City of Batesville.
KC weather is weird. I don't mind places that have seasons, but not usually in the same day!
We all had to watch Macalester College on the tape we made during the trip back - friggin' awesome midsection. :)
ST's off now (local paying gigs to raise travel funds) until Pleasanton.
Silver Thistle P&D
06-13-2005, 12:44 PM
Appreciate the nice comments...thanks a lot!!
Any chance of getting a copy of that video? I taped a few bands, but it's kinda hard to tape your own. We gotta get Biggsy working on that Bass Drum Cam! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/shocked.gif
Thanks again and knock 'em dead in Pleasanton!
06-13-2005, 03:25 PM
All three bands From the Southwest Branch of the EUSPBA...... Good show folks.
06-13-2005, 03:29 PM
Great mid-section stuff with Mac (as usual).
Very interesting Grade III contest...each band had a distinct sound and style. It was cool to see so many bands in the grade. Wish I could hear the bands' medleys as well.
06-13-2005, 03:30 PM
Is Don Shannon still the P/M of North Texas?I know him well from his days at Syerla p.b in N.Ireland.
06-13-2005, 04:34 PM
:D Yes sir! We are very fortunate to have Don Shannon as our P/M!
06-14-2005, 12:34 PM
We are hoping to bring the band to Ireland next year Omegaman...........
06-15-2005, 11:28 AM
There are lots of pictures from the Kansas City contest at This Link (http://kcsweb.kcstar.com/projects/Community_Faces/) . Click on the link and then scroll down to the contest photos.
06-15-2005, 12:12 PM
This site too has lots of good photos:
kc games photos (http://www.vispics.net/highlandgames/)
06-15-2005, 04:07 PM
Congratulations to the Macalester College Pipe Band...especially the Old Grey Line! Way to go boys, er...men, ah...crusty auld pharts!!! :D
06-15-2005, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Mike Cole:
Congratulations to the Macalester College Pipe Band...especially the Old Grey Line! Way to go boys, er...men, ah...crusty auld pharts!!! :D Hey pal...wanna compare I.D's?!?! :eek:
Actually, we were lent some beauty and grace for this trip...Kirsty McCracken filled in admirably for Carleton Macy (the oldest...but least grey), who was attending his daughter's (or was that his granddaughter's?? :lol: ) college graduation. If she didn't have any grey hairs before the trip, we made sure she had a few when she left! Hey, but we got the job done, even with a "kid" in the line!! :woohoo:
Too bad you won't be in Chicago...best of luck to you and the boys (and girl) for the rest of the season!
Good on ya, mate! (I learned that from Biggsy)
06-15-2005, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by J Hickey:
Hey pal...wanna compare I.D's?!?! :eek: Touche'! :hatoff:
06-15-2005, 08:32 PM
Congratulations to the Macalester College gang, good placing there in KC. I probably won't be down for the Minnesota Games, but maybe at Alma next year too.
06-16-2005, 06:03 AM
Kirsty McCracken filled in Hey Joe - was she wearing her brogues? Haven't seen her in a few years, tell her hello!
King of Dumbarton
Bruce A. Robertson
06-20-2005, 04:27 PM
are the judging breakdowns available anywhere for the KC Games? I heard a mini-disc recording of the band contests and was just curious concerning some of the various placings. Grade 3 was an interesting contest. As far as Grade 4 I thought Mineesota sounded quite nice and had a good solid, controlled performance.
06-20-2005, 07:34 PM
PipeFuzz--I did wear my brogues, although I do keep them off as long as I can!! Hello to you too.
06-21-2005, 12:51 PM
How are you doing, you whiskey-swilling reprobate? How is life after North Coast treating you?
P/M Minnesota Pipes and Drums
06-22-2005, 07:23 AM
I have the breakdowns somewhere, will get them to you soon. Any chance of passing on that minidisc recording?
06-22-2005, 03:28 PM
Could you forward a copy to me as well?