MEDIA RELEASE – For Immediate Release
September 28, 2011, Halifax, NS – Dartmouth & District Pipe Band (grade 3) will be competing at the 2012 World Pipe Band Championship. The World Pipe Band Championship will take place in Glasgow, Scotland on August 11, 2012.
“There was immediate and overwhelming support from our members, supporters and parents,” says Pipe Major Scott Long. “When I asked who would be willing to commit to work harder than ever this year, both musically and in terms of raising the money required, there was 100% commitment right away.”
For competitive bands, the title of World Champion is highly coveted, and this contest is seen as the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation, rehearsal and practice. Typically several hundred bands attend, traveling from all over the world.
“This is the perfect time for us to compete at the world’s,” says Jeremy Keddy, lead drummer. “We had a great season in 2011, and the enthusiasm surrounding that will push us to work hard over the coming year. Our main goal is to be at our best when we land in Scotland.”
In the coming months the band will be hosting various events and fundraisers to help offset the costs of sending the more than 25 members overseas. It is going to be an exciting and busy year for the band!
About Dartmouth & District Pipe Band
Grade 3 Atlantic Canadian Championship Supreme
Grade 3 North American Championship Best Drum Corps & Best Bass
The Dartmouth & District Pipe Band is based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, drawing members and students from across the Halifax Regional Municipality and the province. The organization currently consists of a grade three band, grade five band and a well-established bagpipe and drumming school.
Recently the band was awarded 3rd place, grade 3 at the North American Championships in Maxville, ON; performed in parades and concerts at the Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin, Ireland; entertained audiences at Celebration Square during the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax and participated in the Closing Ceremony as part of the Nova Scotia Mass Pipe Band; played along side Rawlins Cross at the Welcome Ceremony for Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
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Dartmouth & District Pipe Band