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21st October 2017

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Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Contributor: Ian Embelton - HQ

UK Champions 2017 - Field Marshal Montgomery




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The United Kingdom Championships held in Belfast, Northern Ireland marked the 2nd major championship of the 2017 season

96 bands and 45 Drum Majors made the trip to Belfast for the fourth year of the event held at the fabulous Stormont venue.

Thanks to RSPBA Photographer Peter Hazzard we have another large gallery of images below.

Click here for the gallery of prize winners.

Click here for the gallery throughout the day.

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Our Twitter feed was again very popular providing coverage of both the Grade 3A and Grade 2 events as well as various updates, images and videos throughout the day. If you're not following us yet, you can view our feed at https://twitter.com/rspbahq. Our twitter feeds posted 130 tweets creating over 225,000 impressions.

We also recorded all of the Grade 3A and Grade 2 events and these are now on our Youtube Channel. You can find the playlists via these links:

The Adult Drum Major title was won by Alicia Dickson Hamilton from Matt Boyd Memorial adding to the British title won in May. Emma Barr from Field Marshal Montgomery won the Juvenile grade and Jamie Cupples from Aughintober won the Junior grade.

Alicia Dickson Hamilton

The Grade 1 title went to Field Marshal Montgomery from Northern Ireland, under the leadership of Pipe Major Richard Parkes the band took their fourth successive UK title taking victory by 3 points over Inveraray and District. Field Marshal Montgomery under Leading Drummer Keith Orr also lifted the Grade 1 drumming title.


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Inveraray and District took the runners-up spot finishing three points behind Field Marshal Montgomery. St Laurence O'Toole, Scottish Power, Police Scotland Fife and Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia completed the Grade 1 prize list.

The other Scottish Champions on the day were:

Grade 2 Band - Lomond and Clyde
Grade 2 Drumming - Lomond and Clyde

Grade 3A Band - Wallacestone and District
Grade 3A Drumming - New Ross and District

Grade 3B Band - The Highlanders (4 Scots)
Grade 3B Drumming - Quinn Memorial

Grade Juvenile Band - Dollar Academy
Grade Juvenile Drumming - George Watson's College - Juvenile

Grade 4A Band - St Marys, Derrytrasna
Grade 4A Drumming - McDonald Memorial

Grade 4B Band - Gransha
Grade 4B Drumming - Gransha

Grade Novice A Band - George Heriot's School
Grade Novice A Drumming - George Watson's College - Novice

Grade Novice B Band - Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band
Grade Novice B Drumming - Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia

Complete summaries of the event can be found by clicking here for bands or clicking here for drum majors.

 

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