SAU Pipe Band takes second at Loch Norman Highland Games
The St. Andrews University Pipe Band finished second at the Loch Norman Highland Games on Saturday.
The Atlanta Pipe Band took first with Carnegie Mellon University Pipe Band and Grandfather Mountain Highlanders taking third and fourth.
“It was a hotly contested event with very mixed results from the judges,” said Pipe Major Bill Caudill. “The Atlanta Band won with only one first place from one of the four judges. St. Andrews was consistent with 2nd in Drumming, 2nd in Ensemble and 2nd in Piping.”
In addition to the strong showing by the band, all of the students and community members from the SAU band that entered individual competition placed or won their respective events.
Dalton Marshall finished first in overall grade IV 18 and over section A with Mark Wilson first overall in Grade IV 18 and over section B. Evan Johnson was first overall in Grade IV Junior with his brother Patrick Johnson second in the same division.
Matt Poletti was second in both Piobaireachd and Hornpipe and Jig in Grade II, continuing his success during his first year at Grade II competition.
“Matt has continued a five year streak where all of the SAU students have upgraded two grade levels during their time at St. Andrews,” Caudill said.
The Pipe Band will perform locally at the Commencement Ceremonies at St. Andrews on May 12.
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