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Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme Winners: Introducing the Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup

The Ottawa Branch is proud to announce the Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme winners for 2017.

Congratulations to this year’s winners! All awards will be presented at the next Ottawa Branch Knockout event on Saturday, November 25th. The evening will include all drumming categories and the Canadian Content Hornpipe/Jig contest. Awards will be presented after the contests at the HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess, 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa. The evening gets underway at 7:30 pm.


Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup

This past spring, the piping and drumming community in Eastern Ontario lost a stalwart individual. Tom Brown (1976 – 2017) was a professional soloist, certified adjudicator, pipe major, and teacher.

Tom Brown judging at the Ottawa Branch Indoor Games in Kemptville on April 29th, 2017.

To honour Tom’s legacy, the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums, which Tom led for many years, has kindly donated a new trophy. We are grateful for this donation! The trophy features the crests of the bands that Tom contributed to over the years, and is the first dedicated trophy to be awarded as part of the Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme aggregate.

The Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup will be awarded to the “Most Successful Pipe Band – Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme – All Grades”. This is defined as the band with the most 1st place finishes in contests with two or more bands competing. As such, it is possible for a band in any grade to win this trophy each year.

Inaugural Presentation

We are proud to announce the Glengarry Pipe Band – Gr. 5 as the inaugural winners of the Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup!

It is very fitting that both the organization donating this new award, and the organization receiving it had Tom as a member during his lifetime. The Branch is honoured to host Tom’s wife and daughter, Michèle and Abigail on November 25th to present this new award. We encourage all those who knew Tom to attend.

Read more about Tom’s life here.


PPBSO Ottawa Branch

Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme 2017

Points are calculated depending on the number of competitors registered in the contest, as well as a competitors’ placing. Ties were broken as per the rules set out in the PPBSO Rule Book.

Congratulations to all!


  1. Grade 3 – Arnprior McNab Pipes and Drums

  2. Grade 5 – Glengarry Pipe Band – winners of the new Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Trophy

Solo Piping

  1. Grade 1 – Liam Melville

  2. Grade 2 – Finley van de Ven

  3. Grade 3 – Olivier Rommelaere

  4. Grade 4 – Paula Campbell

  5. Grade 5 – Charles Pianosi

  6. Practice Chanter – Noah Yateman

  7. Senior Amateur Piobaireachd – Charles-David Mitchell

  8. Intermediate Amateur Piobaireachd – Liam Melville

  9. Junior Amateur Piobaireachd – Nadine MacRae

  10. Novice Piobaireachd – Charles Pianosi

Solo Drumming

  1. Grade 1 – Rita DeNobriga

  2. Grade 3 – Shahna Summers

  3. Grade 4 – Sarah McKinnon

  4. Grade 5 – Susan Lunn

  5. Amateur Tenor – Andrea Jackson

  6. Novice Tenor – Nancy McKinnon

  7. Amateur Bass – Andrea Brennan-Doucette


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