KSPB’s Novice B band impresses

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Kintyre Schools Novice B band achieved a great fourth place in the Scottish Schools pipe band championships.

Last Sunday’s Livingston performance was the first time a pipe band of any grade from Campbeltown has taken part in these championships and it was difficult for them to know what to expect.

The band was in a category of 20 others and they needed a good performance, to get a place, as there were a number of top bands playing.

Kintyre Schools Band, the top band from a non-fee-paying school, gave a great performance playing Sweet Maid of Glendarual, Greenwood side, Fairwell to Aberdeen and Campbell’s Fairwell to Redcastle.

After everyone had played it was over to the judges and the Novice B band was placed as follows: piping adjudicator (PA) one: J Wilson – 4, PA two:  J Connor-7, drumming adjudicator: A Dudgeon-5, ensemble adjudicator-D Brown-5.

When added together this gave the Campbeltown band a total of 21 points and gave them a very credible fourth place and only two points off the second placed band.

After the results were confirmed Pipe Major Fiona Mitchell said how proud she was of her young band and thought 4th place was a very good start to the season.

Both KPBA bands, KSPB and Beinn an Tuirc Kintyre are now practicing hard for the first major pipe band competition of the season when the bands perform at the British Championships in Paisley on Saturday May 18.

KSPB Novice B band perform at Livingston. NO_c11KSPB01_Novice_B_Band