The first weekend of May every year the Pipe Bands of the BC Interior and the Kootenay’s get together in one of the participants home town for the Spring Fling competition.
This year Grand Forks hosted this event with nine other bands in attendance.
Friday evening featured a “Jig & Hornpipe” contest for solo players and Shuswap Pipes and Drums member Jim Wright was the winner.
Saturday morning started with individual bands marching through town followed by a massed band with over 100 pipers and drummers parading downtown.
This was followed by individual judged band performances at a sports field. The event continued with an evening banquet, dance and skit competitions.
Shuswap Pipes and Drums along with members from The Revelstoke Highlanders finished first in piping and first in Ensemble (effective music and overall balance between the pipes and drums.)
Revelstoke Highlanders Pipeband practices every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and most Saturday’s at 4 p.m. upstairs at the Legion, or at Queen Elizabeth Park in the summer.
We always welcome new members and give free lessons. For more information contact Louisa Fleming – firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-837-6385.