Members of The City of Bristol Pipe Band made an early start on 22 July 2018 to attend the Isle of Wight Highland Gathering.
A regular date in our piping calendar, the Gathering includes Band and Solo competitions. This year the Band arrived in good time and entered a number of categories, playing the new set of four 2/4 marches which Pipe Major Sandy Kemlo is encouraging us all to master. Ryan Smart entered the solo piping competitions.
The Band came away with:
First Prize in the Mini-Band competition, the Best Band Trophy and a significant cash prize;
First Prize in the Quartet competition;
Second place for lead drummer Jim McMillan and Third place for drummer Toby Stacey in the solo drumming competition;
Firsts for Ryan Smart in every the solo piping category.