Third place win at Kamloops Highland Games

Quesnel Pipes and Drums placed third at the Kamloops Highland Games

Quesnel Pipes and Drums march in the Billy Barker Days parade.

The Quesnel Pipes and Drums placed third at the Kamloops Highland Games on July 11 and were happy with their performance.

This is the third time that the band has competed in Kamloops and the band placed third last year, as well. The bands that competed were from Kamloops, Burnaby and a band comprised of students from the Piping Hot Summer Drummer band camp held every July in Vernon. Some of our band members competed individually with excellent placings, such as Judy Campbell, Lisa McCargar and Roger Williamson.

It’s a thrill to compete in Kamloops as the judges are amongst some of the most renowned and well-established pipers and drummers in the world.

“The judges are world class performers and part of their mandate is to provide constructive, positive feedback on your performance,” Quesnel pipe major Lisa McCargar said.

“There is truly nothing like getting up in front of a judge to perform. It tests you in ways that you can’t imagine until you’ve done it.”

Another treat, the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band performed and competed at these games, who just happen to be six-time World Champions.

The Quesnel Pipes and Drums are celebrating their 62nd anniversary this year.

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