SAU Pipe Band wins home competition
Laurinburg, N.C. - The St. Andrews University Pipe Band earned straight firsts in winning the Scotland County Highland Games Saturday.
"This was our first win in two years as we rebuilt the program," said Pipe Major Bill Caudill. "We only had two weeks to prepare the March, Strathspey and Reel after the Charleston competition."
Second place went to Grandfather Mountain with Greater Richmond finishing third.
In solo competition, brothers Dalton and Stuart Marshall took prizes in Amateur Grade IV Senior events, with Dalton receiving 4th in Piobaireachd, and Stuart receiving 2nd in Piobaireachd and 4th in 2/4 March.
In Grade IV Jr. (under 18) events, community member Evan Johnson was named Piper of the Day for that grade by winning the Piobaireachd and 3rd in the 2/4 March. Patrick Johnson received 4th in Piobaireachd.
In drumming, Billy Gehringer won 1st in the Amateur Grade I Hornpipe and Jig.
Several alumni of the band were present, including Matt Poletti '12, currently residing in Ohio, who played in Grade II Piping, David Goodman '10, currently residing in Nashville, TN, who won the Grade II Piper of the Day award, and Chance Bell '09 and Mary Wallace '99, both residing in Richmond, VA who both played in Amateur Grade I Piping events.
The St. Andrews University Pipe Band will compete again at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in two weeks.
For more information about the Pipe Band Program at St. Andrews call 910-277-5236.
About St. Andrews University
St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.