BAND NEWS -- 2005
July 19, 2005 - Warming up for Hunter at the Rockland Feis
This past weekend's Rockland Feis proved to be a good warm-up for the
Hunter Mountain contest in August. Though the band was unable to qualify
with only one side drummer, we were able to perform for the judges to get
comments on our play. Read more about this competition on our
July 5, 2005 - Victory at Round Hill!
In our first contest of the year, the American Celtic Pipe Band came away
with first place at the Round Hill Highland Games in Norwalk, CT on July
2. Read more about this competition on our Round
June 13, 2005 - New snare drummer rejoins the corps
Chris Ryan has recently rejoined the American Celtic Pipe Band. Chris was
a snare drummer with the band back in the 80s and early 90s, and rejoins
the group for the 2005 contest season. Welcome back Chris! We look forward
to having you with us this year.
March 24, 2005 - New drum sergeant named
Tim Delaney has been named Drum Sergeant for the American Celtic Pipe
Band, taking over for Lucille Widener. Lucille has filled this role
admirably over the past 15+ years. The group looks forward to leaning on
Tim for leadership and talent development in the drum corps. You can learn
more about Tim on our Practice Information
March 18, 2005 - NYC parade featured a visitor from overseas
John "Stormy" Winters, formerly of Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, joined us
in our march down 5th Avenue at the 2005 New York City St. Patrick's Day
parade. The band was honored to have Stormy in our ranks, and we hope we
can count on his participation again in the future.
March 2, 2005 - New piping instructor brought on board
Scott Gajdos has been brought aboard as the primary piping instructor for
the group. Scott will manage the development of our piping students as
well as that of our experienced pipe corps. The addition of Scott will
bring the band back into the competitive arena in 2005. You can learn more
about Scott on our Practice Information page.
This role had previously been filled by Frank Riggio, on and off, for
roughly 20 years. Frank's leadership and guidance will be missed as we
move in this new direction.
February 26, 2005 - 2004 Band Members of the Year
Roger Elliot and James Elliot were elected Co-Band Members of the Year for
2004. Congratulations to both of you on this significant achievement.