2nd Piping : 2nd Drumming : Best Bass Drummer
University of Bedfordshire
|6||City of Liverpool|
|10||Scots Guards Association (Manchester)|
|12||Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force|
|13||West Midlands Fire Service|
This was the piping performance I've been waiting for for years!
Chanter sound was bright and tight, good steady drone sound, good start, good tempo, no mistakes and lots of expression coming from the piping corp (all comments which were duly echoed by the judging sheets)
The only aspect that let us down was not getting a crisp, clean finish (again commented on by the judge)
If we hadn't won this one we'd have real problems because, other than the lack of a clean cut-off, I don't know what we could have done better
(although as we were only 2nd in piping there's clearly something to improve on!)
5th Piping : 4th Drumming
|1||Pride of Murray|
|2||West Midlands Police|
|6||University of Bedfordshire|
|9||Scots Guards Association (Manchester)|
|11||Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force|
The playing in the tuning park before the grade 3 was excellent - far tighter than we've achieved at any time in the past
Unfortunately, although the tone held up, we didn't repeat the performance in the arena. Too many mistakes and loose fingering in the jig which was disappointing.
However, not a totally unexpected result bearing in mind the quality of the other bands we were up against in the contest and certainly a lot of positives to take away and build on.