Chicago Highland Games Band Results

Jim Sim reports from the Windy City, and apologies for the belated reporting….

I thought you might be interested in the results of the Chicago Highland Games. There were 50 band performances and the Grade 2 & 3 bands played their medleys in the concert formation again.

The Chicago Games, which are now hosts the largest pipe band contest in the United States, were held in hot weather and sunny skies. Thirty-eight bands played, and with the Grade 2 & 3 bands playing their MSR and Medley there were 50 performances on the day. All of the solos were held on Friday. There were 370 solo performances on a full day.

Bands from five different pipe band associations were represented and the judging panel reflected the entry with judges coming from five different associations’ judging panels. The band contest started at 10am with the Grade 4 and 5 bands playing in two different arenas. The contest went on until 5:15 for a full day of bands on the Saturday. The results were as follows:

Grade 2 MSR (7 bands played)
1. Great Lakes (2,2,1,1)
2. Rocky Mountain (1,1,3,2)
3. City of Regina (3,6,2,5)
4. Midlothian Scottish (5,3,6,3)
5. Atlanta (4,4,7,6)
6. Greater Midwest (7,7,4,4)
7. Cameron Highlanders (6,5,5,7)

Judges: Ken Eller, Tom Weithers: Piping, Duncan Millar: Drumming, Hugh Cameron: Ensemble



Grade 2 Medley
1. Midlothian Scottish (1,1,2,4)
2. Rocky Mountain (2,3,4,2)
3. Great Lakes (6,7,1,1)
4. Cameron Highlanders (3,2 6,5)
5. Greater Midwest (4,4,3,7)
6. City of Regina (5,6,5,3)
7. Atlanta (7,5,7,6)

Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Scott Walker: Piping, Hugh Cameron: Drumming, Ken Eller: Ensemble

Overall:

1. Rocky Mountain
2. Great Lakes
3. Midlothian Scottish
4. City of Regina
5. Cameron Highlanders
6. Greater Midwest
7. Atlanta

Best Drum Corps: Great Lakes
Best Mid-Section: Great Lakes

Grade 3 MSR (5 bands played)
1. Wake & District (1,1,3,1)
2. North Coast (2,3,1,2)
3. Macalester College (4,4,2,3)
4. City of Chicago (3,2,5,4)
5. Chicago Celtic (5,5,4,5)

Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Scott Walker: Piping, Duncan Millar: Drumming, Hugh Cameron: Ensemble

Grade 3 Medley
1. City of Chicago (1,2,5,1)
2. Wake & District (2,1,4,2)
3. North Coast (3,4,2,3)
4. Macalester College (4,3,1,4)
5. Chicago Celtic (5,5,3,5)

Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Tom Weithers: Piping, Hugh Cameron: Drumming, Ken Eller: Ensemble

Overall:
1. Wake & District
2. North Coast
3. City of Chicago
4. Macalester College
5. Chicago Celtic

Best Drum Corps: North Coast
Best Mid-Section: Wake & District

Grade 4: (12 Bands Played)
1. Turlach Ur (1,1,2,2)
2. 87th Cleveland (3,2,1,1)
3. Milwaukee Scottish (2,3,9,3)
4. Dundee Scottish (4,6,6,4)
5. Chicago Stock Yard (6,10,3,5)
6. Madison (7,4,8,7)

Best Drum Corps: 87th Cleveland

Best Mid-Section: Chicago Stock Yard

Judges: Scott Walker, Tom Weithers: Piping, Duncan Millar: Drumming, Ken Eller: Ensemble

Grade 5 (14 Bands Played)
1. Cincinnati Caledonian (2,5,2,1)
2. Firefighters Highland Guard (3,2,7,2)
3. 87th Cleveland (5,10,1,3)
4. Celtic Cross (6,3,5,10)
5. Cameron & District (1,1,11,12)
6. Macalester College (4,11,10,5)

Best Drum Corps: 87th Cleveland
Best Mid-Section Firefighters Highland Guard

Judges: Alex MacIntyre, Ian Swinton: Piping, Hugh Cameron: Drumming, Adrian Melvin: Ensemble

• Click here for solo results.


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