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This Saturday: Knockout, Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme and Tom Brown Memorial Cup Presentations

The next event in the 2017-18 Knockout series will take place Saturday, November 25th.

  1. When: Saturday, November 25th. First competitor at 7:30 pm

  2. Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess | 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa

  3. Cost: $7.00 per person

Join us for the following:


  1. 7:30 pm

  2. 40+ Drumming: 2/4 March

  3. B Drumming: Jig

  4. A Drumming: Two 6/8 Marches

  5. 8:00 pm

  6. Presentation of the Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup

  7. We are honoured to host Tom’s wife and daughter Michèle and Abigail to present this award for first time to the Glengarry Pipe Band – Grade Five. The Branch is grateful for this donation by the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums. Read more about this new award below.

  8. A Piping: Canadian Content Hornpipe/Jig

  9. Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme Award Presentations

Above times are subject to change.

Our judges for the evening will be Andrea Boyd and Chris Bell.

More information about the Knockout series can be found here.


PPBSO Ottawa Branch

Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme Award Presentations

The evening will feature presentations to the winners of each category in the Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme aggregate. Congratulations to all!

We are grateful to the Scottish and Irish Store for donating this year’s awards.


  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


Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup

This Saturday, the Ottawa Branch will dedicate a new trophy in memory of Tom Brown.

The Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup, will be will be awarded to “The Most Successful Pipe Band, Eastern Ontario – All Grades”. The trophy has been donated by the members of the RCAF Pipes and Drums, Ottawa, with generous support from their alumni. The award features insignia from all six bands that Tom had competed with from Grade Four through Grade One. The inaugural recipient is the Glengarry Pipe Band – Grade Five, under the leadership of Pipe Major Erin Bell and Lead Drummer Jim Bush. The “Tom Brown Cup” will be presented by Tom’s wife Michele, and their daughter Abigail.

In the six months since his passing, Pipe Major/RCAF Tom Brown has been sorely missed, especially by his family and close friends, and his loss has been deeply felt in our piping and drumming community. During the recent Remembrance Ceremonies at the National War Memorial Cenotaph in Ottawa, the Massed Pipes and Drums of the RCAF and the Cameron Highlanders played a new quickstep in their march-on set, entitled Pipe Major Tom Brown – RCAF. The Mistress of Ceremonies of the Royal Canadian Legion-organized annual event also made special mention of Tom, noting that he had played “The Lament” on the nationally televised event in five of the previous six years.

We encourage those who knew and played with Tom to join us this Saturday.


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