Worlds 2018: FMM Are Champions (updated)

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band under P/M Richard Parkes MBE are the new World Pipe Band Champions. They were placed first ahead of Inveraray, so reversing last year’s 1/2.  St Laurence O’Toole from Dublin took the drumming title. 214 bands took part across all grades. Conditions were wet, cold and blustery in the morning but improved later. FMM are pictured above celebrating (picture courtesy Glasgow Life). The RSPBA summary sheets showed that they were clear winners of the coveted title. 


Grade 1

1 Field Marshal Montgomery
2 Inveraray
4 Scottish Power
6 Fife Police
Drumming: SLOT

Grade 2
1 City of Dunedin, Florida
2 St Thomas Alumni, Texas
3 Closkelt
4 Manorcunningham
5 Worcester Kiltie
6 Peel Police, Canada
Drumming: Dunedin

Grade 3a
1 Annan
2 Portlethan
3 Perth Metro, Australia
4 Stockbridge
5 Udd Strath
6 4 Scots
Drumming: St Joseph’s

Grade 3b
1 Pasadena Scottish, USA
2 Battlehill
3 St Mary’s
4 Johnstone
5 Clogher & Dist
6 Toronto Police
Drumming: Toronto Police

1 Dollar Acad
2 St Andrew’s College, NZ
3 George Watson’s
4 George Heriot’s
5 North Lanarkshire Schools
6 Boghall
Drumming: Dollar

Grade 4a
1 McNeilstown
2 Lochryan
3 Tweedvale
4 Kildoag
5 Glenrothes
6 Williamwood
Drumming: McNeilstown

Grade 4b
1 Gransha
2 Kelty
3 Lower Clyde
4 Mid Argyll
5 Stockbridge
6 Camelon & District
Drumming: Sgt Walker

Novice A
1 Dollar Academy
2 Oban High
3 Brisbane Boys Club
4 Lochalsh Jnr
5 George Watson’s
6 Scots College, Australia
Drumming: George Watson’s

Novice B Champions St John’s College, Zimbabwe…the first time a World Pipe Band Championship title has gone to that country

Novice B
1 St John’s College, Zimbabwe
2 North Lanarkshire Schools
3 Bucksburn
4 1st Troon BB
5 Kintyre Schools
6 Sgoil Lionacleit
Drumming: St John Coll., Zim.

• Stay tuned to Piping Press for much, much more from the 2018 Worlds.

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1 thought on “Worlds 2018: FMM Are Champions (updated)

  1. It’s 47 years [1971]since I first went over to Scotland and have been over manny, manny times since.
    I’ve heard the best of them.
    Today in the medley the FMM produced
    the best sounding,musical performance I have ever,ever,heard from a pipe band.
    Well done to Richard & band.
    A big congratulations to Alen Tully & SLOT for the great season they have had and especially the concert on Wednesday night.
    All have a great night.
    P Byrne

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