This past weekend, I traveled to the Midwest Pipe Band Association Annual General Meeting with several bandmates. There, I was awarded the Grade III Light Music Champion Supreme trophy, and was also officially upgraded to Grade II Light Music and Grade II Piobaireachd for the 2015 competition season. I have moved up!
At the same meeting, my band won the Grade IV Champion Supreme title and was awarded the trophy, and two others in my band won Champion Supreme title in Grade I Piobaireachd, as well as Open Drum Major. The Champion Supreme for Novice Bass Drum was also present, since he also came from Indiana.
We had a very successful day as a band! Now it is time to set our sights on the 2015 season, which will be hard work. The band has received all new competition sets and is already making great progress on it, and I am beginning a new round of lessons for personal instruction to bring my own playing even further. 2015 is looking promising!