Kamloops, B.C. 2019 Competition

In 2019, six band members competed in the Kamloops Highland Games Grade 5 Pipe Band Contest - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

In 2019 a subset of the band (5 pipers and 2 drummers) attended the Piping Hot Summer Drummer (PHSD) school at Silver Star, BC in Canada. PHSD is a world-renowned piping/drumming music school.

During the 1-week course at PHSD, pipers/drummers have the option to participate in the PHSD Grade 5 band practice (after a full day of lessons). The PHSD Grade band is composed solely of students from the school. They practiced together for 5 days and then competed as a full band at the Kamloops Highland Games. Six LVFD Pipe Band members along with six other PHSD students formed the (temporary) PHSD Grade 5 competition band.

The band was judged for critique in this contest and received excellent comments from the judges.

These six LVFD Pipe Band members competed in the PHSD Grade 5 pipe band at the Kamloops Highland Games in British Columbia,Canada.

Back Row: Hank Stueckler, Cole Johnston, Bobby Johnston, Melissa Bautz

Front Row: Henry Bautz, Alex Johnston.

The LVFD Pipe band is grateful for contributions from our Sponsors. Their contributions helped to offset the costs for several band members' participation at the PHSD School in 2019.