SAU Pipe Band continues tradition of success
The Eastern US Pipe Band Association has announced final 2012 season standings and upgrades for next year.
With only four competitions in 2012, the St. Andrews University Pipe Band earned sixth overall among Grade III Bands in the region.
“We also had several SAU band members keeping up our achievement traditions,” said Pipe Major Bill Caudill. “Over the past several years, our pipe band graduates have each moved up two grades during their time at St. Andrews and this group is well on the way to doing the same.”
Senior and Drum Sargeant Billy Gehringer placed fourth overall in Grade I Snare Drumming and was upgraded to professional grade competition for the 2013 competition season.
Sophomore Dalton Marshall was fifth overall in Grade IV 18-Over Piping for the year and was upgraded to Grade III for the 2013 season. Freshman Stuart Marshall was also promoted to Grade III after several consistent performances this fall.
“We welcome inquiries from college-bound students as well as other interested parties who may be interested in joining the top pipe band in the Carolinas,” said Caudill. “We currently include community members and alumni in our band lineup and welcome that talent to our ensemble.”
Community member Patrick Johnson finished first overall for Light Music and Piobaireachd in Grade IV 18-Under and was upgraded to Grade III for 2013. His brother Evan was second overall in Grade IV 18-Under and tied for first in Piobaireachd. He was also upgraded to Grade III for 2013.
For anyone interested in learning more about the SAU Pipe Band, scholarship offerings, and admission, contact Bill Caudill at 910-277-5236 or fill out the pipe band interest questionnaire.
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.