Cowal Pipe Band Championships
Stromness travelled to the Cowal Pipe Band Championships for the first time in the bands history.
Although the performance and result in Grade 4A was not as desired the band had a very successful trip.
The revamped Grade 4A set was aired, various new players were introduced and the band had a fantastic performance playing through Dunoon
after the contest. The band is now looking forward to taking this experience into the build up for the 2012 season.
Stromness Shopping Week
For only the second time in the bands history, Stromness were the main Pipe Band for Shopping Week as there is usually a visiting band
in attendance. Since the event lead on from the Tall Ships week end the band played every day (sometimes several performances) over a 10
day period. The band also travelled to Papay Westray the day after Shopping Week to perform at the Islands fun day.
Orkney Tall Ships
The Stromness Pipe Band were one of the main attractions over the unique Tall Ships event over 15th to 19th July with various performances
in the Town. The band also had solo piper Marcus Craigie entertaining guests onboard the various ships.
Orkney Folk Festival
For the fifth year running the Stromness Pipe Band opened the Orkney Folk Festival. The full band and various members took part in various
performances throughout the busy week end.
Stromness lift National RBL Miniband Title
On the week end of April 16th Stromness travelled to Edinburgh to compete in the RBL National Miniband
and Solo Drumming Championships. This was the bands most successful trip to this competition returning
home with the following results: Aiden Wishart 3rd 16 and Under Solo Drumming (in his first ever solo
competition), Clifford Seatter 2nd Senior Solo Drumming, 3rd Open Piping Quartet, 1st Grade 4 Minibands,
1st Grade 3 Minibands, and Best Band Irrespective of Grade, the highest achievable accolade at this
well attended competition. This is the bands most successful start to a competition season and
we are now looking forward to the Scottish Championships in May. Well done to all that took part and
to all to who continually support the band and make these trips possible.
Further competition success as more RSPBA silverware heads for Stromness
On March 19th Stromness travelled to the RSPBA North of Scotland Minibands in Aberdeen with 8 pipers and 6 drummers to
compete in both the Grade 4 and 3 events. The band returned home with 2nd and 4th in Grade 4 and 3rd in Grade 3.
This was the bands first ever performance in Grade 3 playing a Medley, and the performance, recorded by band member
Ross Shand, can be seen on YouTube.The Grade 4 results were the most consistent achieved by 2 teams in the event,
which was even more rewarding considering the difficult draw and various other obstacles the band faced on this
particular trip. Well done to all involved and good luck to all band members taking part in the up and coming RBL
National Miniband Championships on April 16th. The full results from this contest can be found on the
RSPBA NoS web site and congratulations to Kirkwall City for winning Grade 4 and runner up in Grade 3.
Stromness start 2011 competition season on a high
On February 19th Stromness travelled Elgin to compete at the RSPBA North of Scotland branch quartets
in Grade 4 and Grade 3. As usual the competition was very well attended so the band was delighted to return
with 1st prize in Grade 4 and 1st prize in Grade 3.
The full results from this fantiastic achievement can be found on the
RSPBA NoS web site..
A report on the event by leading Pipe Band Publication Pipes|Drums can also be found
RSPBA Upgrade for Stromness RBL
Stromness RBL are delighted to announce the band will be competing in Grade 4A for the 2011 season, after
just one season in Grade 4B at Major Championship level. 2010 proved to be the most successful for the band
on the competition circuit, and the band is now looking forward to contining this success in the 2011 season.
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