SAPC Pipe Band takes third at the Charleston Scottish Games
Charleston, S.C. – The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Pipe Band earned third place in the Grade III Pipe Band Competition at the Charleston Scottish Games held over the weekend.
The City of Dunedin (Fla.) band earned first place with the Atlanta Pipe Band finished second.
“I was extremely pleased to make the prize list in this competition,” said Pipe Major Bill Caudill. “Due to graduating so many players in May, we had three of our eight pipers performing in their first competition ever. I am extremely pleased with the way we were able to bring things together to make a respectable showing in our grade.”
The band also saw several members place in solo competitions. Senior Bryce Parker, who is the band’s lead drummer, placed sixth in the Grade IV senior march on the bagpipe. Local member Hannah Chavis of Laurinburg was first in Grade IV junior Piobaireachd while local member Bridget Hebert of Fayetteville was first in Grade IV junior Slow Air and 2/4 March. Elizabeth Cameron of Leland was third in Grad IV senior Piobaireachd and sophomore Matt Poletti was fourth in Grade III Piobaireachd.
“Our goal as a band is to get a little better in each of our three contests this fall,” Caudill said.
The band will next perform at the Scotland County Highland Games on Saturday, Oct. 2.
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