On Saturday, 17 June 2017 members of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums took the field at the Chicago Scots Highland Games to compete against 7 other grade III bands. This is our second trip to these games with the last one being in 2015.
Band members have been working hard and were excited to be back at such a well-organized event. Bands are a primary focus at these games and we cannot thank the countless volunteers enough for making us feel welcome. Big thanks especially to Jim Sim for a fantastic event and our steward, Bronwyn Sorensen, who kept us on time all day.
The band was 1st in the MSR (4,4,1,1) and 3rd in the Medley (3,2,2,3), which placed us 2nd behind North Coast Pipe Band. We left knowing we put two good runs on the field. We were impressed with the caliber of bands in the Midwest. A HUGE congratulation to our drummers for winning the best drum corps award.
Notes of thanks to MacMillian United and Atlanta pipe bands; we appreciate your kind words (and cheers to the line). Enjoy the swag and stay moist.
Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums is not just a pipe band, but a family. There are family members that play instruments, setup tents, make sandwiches, carry water, fill bags with sand, ensure we get to games, and most importantly watch and teach the next generation of pipers and drummers. Thank you all for what you do in support of us and our mission.
Thank you to Andrea, Lloyd, Catherine, Natasha, Kenny, and Bekah! For the members that stayed behind, know we missed your smiling faces. Next time we all go. In the pursuit of continued improvement, we are looking forward to the next rehearsal.
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