The competition season has begun and the Durham Regional Police Pipes and Drums (DRPPD) have shown a strong start.
At the first outdoor event of the season, presented by the Piper’s and Pipe Band Society of Ontario in Georgetown on June 13, the DRPPD Grade 5 band defeated nine others to win their overall division title as well as piping and best bass drummer. The Grade 3 band came second in its division after a tie-breaker, also winning best drums and tying for best pipes.
The Lindsay Highland Games were held on June 27 and the DRPPD once again came out on top with the Grade 3 and 5 bands winning in their respective classes. The Grade 5 band also won best pipes, best drums and best bass section and the Grade 3 band won best bass and tied for first in piping.
At the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games on July 4, the competition proved to be a bit tougher, but the DRPPD still came through with the Grade 3 band placing second and the Grade 5 band placing fourth in their respective classes.
Most recently, the DRPPD competed against over 20 bands at the Oshawa International Festival on July 11. The Grade 3 band won second place overall and the Grade 5 band won first place in its class and also won for piping, drumming and bass section.
The following is a list of where you can find the DRPS Pipes and Drums competing for the remainder of the summer:
Saturday, July 18 - Cambridge Highland Games – Cambridge, Ont.
Friday, July 31 - Glengarry Highland Games – Maxville, Ont.
Saturday, August 1 - Glengarry Highland Games – Maxville, Ont.
Sunday, August 2 - Montreal Highland Games – Montreal, Ont.
Saturday, August 8 - Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games – Fergus, Ont.
Saturday, August 22 - North Lanark Highland Games – Almonte, Ont.
Congratulations to the members of the DRPS Pipes and Drums on your success so far this season!
DRPS Pipes and Drums (JPG file, 107.5K bytes)