City of Dunedin Pipe Band 2018 Grade 2 World Champions

The City of Dunedin Pipe Band’s Grade 2 Band are the 2018 World Pipe Band Champions!

The band traveled to Glasgow the week of August 18th to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships put on by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association after securing the 2018 North American Pipe Band Champions title in Ottawa, Canada just two weeks before. After a week of rehearsing on the west side of Glasgow (Kelvingrove Park), the band was ready to storm Glasgow Green.

The band placed 6th overall in the qualifier and took straight firsts (1,1,1,1) in the final earning both the World Champion title as well as Best Drum Corps. This is the first time a US band has won a World title in 20 years and the first time (as far back as we can track) a band has ever had straight firsts in a final. This is also the first world title for the City of Dunedin and something the band has sought after for many years. You can read more about the contest as well as view a video of our final medley run below.

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