After winning the 2018 American Pipe Band Championships (Virginia), the 2018 North American Pipe Band Championships (Maxville), and the 2018 World Pipe Band Championship (Glasgow) in Grade 2, the EUSPBA (the band’s home association) has upgraded the Grade 2 band to Grade 1 for the 2019 season. This will make the DPB the only Grade 1 band in the United States, one of only a few Grade 1 bands in North America, and one of 22 total Grade 1 bands worldwide.
The band is besides themselves and extremely excited for the upcoming season. Pipe Major Iain Donaldson had a 5-year strategy to get the band into Grade 1 and is looking forward to the next set of targets in Grade 1.
You can read more about the upgrade on Pipes | Drums:
Any pipers or drummers interested in joining the City of Dunedin Pipe Band Organization (grades 5, 4, 3, and now 1) should contact Band Manager Marcus Tardif through our Contact Page.