Great weekend performance by young Seattle pipe band

For many people who regularly attend highland games in the Pacific North West, you are likely familiar with the young pipers and drummers around the field in the MacKenzie tartan kilts. The Northwest Junior Pipe Band from the Shoreline area of North Seattle is a competition staple at most of the games in this region, and it’s clear they have become a force to be reckoned with.

At this past weekend’s Bellingham Highland Games, the band easily took first place in the Grade IV competition (1st. place from the two piping judges, 1st in drumming and 1st in ensemble). A YouTube video of their medley competition was posted, and I’m re-posting it here. Coincidently, the four young side drummer received the last reel one week before Bellingham and the rest of the medley 2 weeks before.  The tenor and bass received the last music one week ago. They have an impressive performance, with a solid intro into the competition, a very SFU-sounding march (with seconds) and a strong finish. The band ensemble looks and sounds great, and I’m sure you will enjoy this music.

About Mike Chisholm

Bagpiper, writer, fisherman and father born and raised in Nova Scotia, now living in Vancouver area.

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2 Responses to Great weekend performance by young Seattle pipe band

  1. NWJPB says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this! The band’s leadership was blown away by these young musicians (11 to 17 competing here, but youth from 6 to 18 in the organization) dedication and focus this season.

  2. V Scott Parker says:

    Thank you for the kind words regarding the NWJPB. I want to correct an over sight though. The side drummers received the last reel one week before Bellingham and the rest of the medley 2 weeks before. I can’t believe they pulled it off. None of us can! A very impressive bunch of kids! I’m so thrilled to be working with them.

    V. Scott Parker
    Drum Instructor
    NWJPB

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