It has been a banner season for mid-section drummer Jean Russell. Not only did Jean place 2nd out of 41 drummers in EUSPBA – she entered the first-ever World Online Piping & Drumming Championships and placed FIRSTin Grade 5 Tenor 2/4 March. The event was judged by Michael O’Neil – tenor drummer with the Grade 1 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. The contest was put on by Jori Chisholm from his website – bagpipelessons.com – as an exciting and fun format to enjoy the benefits of global competition without expensive and time-consuming travel. On top of a great season Jean is now instructing our newest class of flourishing mid-section drummers. Congrats to a couple friends of the band on their wins – Amber Bartholomeusz and Andrew Kerr!
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