The annual Ottawa Branch Indoor Games convened at St. Michael’s Catholic Highschool in Kemptville Ontario. The affair was very well attended with approximately 350 through the doors.
The highlight of the band competition was Grade 3 Medley with a high standard of play from both Air Command Pipes and Drums and from Rob Roy Pipe Band. The rival bands tied adjudicator scores but Rob Roy edged Air Command on Ensemble thus taking the prize. A squeaker for sure.
Judges for all band events: Brian Williamson, Andrea Boyd (piping); John Elliott (ensemble); Craig Stewart (drumming)
Also, additional mini competitions were laid on for quartets and a drum fanfare. Air Command group #3 won Quartet A competition while 413 Wing won Quartet Group B. Air Command also won the drum fanfare event.
The executive would like to thank Brown Bagpipe Supply and McCarthy Highland Services for their donations and outstanding support of Ottawa Branch events.
We would also like to give a shout out to the volunteers who served as runners, registrars and stewards: Tom Brown Donna McMullen Louise Adam Mitchell Tracy Young Kelly Bush MacGregor van de Ven Jamie MacCulloch Jack Yourt Lucy Caverly Ross Davison Neil Birkett
Brenden Kelly wins the raffle basket.
Bronis MacDougall, James Johnson and Alan Parks.
Young Anna Parks’ first competition win.