MEDIA RELEASE: Dartmouth & District Places 1st in North American Pipe Band Championships


Dartmouth & District Pipe Band were named the the North American Pipe Band Champions for Grade 4 at the Glengarry Highland Games on Saturday.

"I’m incredibly proud of this crew," said Pipe Major Blaise Theriault. "They worked hard all year and gave it their all on the field yesterday to take home the Grade 4 North American Championship title."

The games, held in Maxville, Ontario, are a two-day event consisting of pipers, drummers, fiddlers, dancers and heavyweight competitions. There was a strong East Coast showing this year with Cape Breton University Pipe Band also taking 1st in the Grade 5 band competition.

Other East Coast band placings were:
Grade 1 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel (3rd overall)
Grade 3 Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew (2nd overall)
Grade 3 College of Piping, Summerside (3rd overall)
Grade 5 Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew (3rd overall)

The Grade 5 Dartmouth & District and College of Piping bands also competed. In total, there were over 50 bands vying for the top prizes.

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About the Glengarry Highland Games
Since the first Games were held in 1948, the people of Glengarry have extended close to a million welcomes to visitors who come to see what is estimated to be one of the largest Highland Games in the world. In the course of the day, more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships™.

About Dartmouth & District Pipe Band
Drawing members and students from throughout the Atlantic provinces, our organization currently consists of a Grade 4 and Grade 5 competition band, a parade band, and a well-established bagpipe and drumming school. Since 1965, hundreds of pipers and drummers have trained in the Dartmouth & District Pipe Band school. Many band alumni have become famous and influential in the world of piping.