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Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band named World Pipe Band Champions 2018

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band named World Pipe Band Champions 2018

The 2018 championship season reached its climax this past weekend with the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow and, once again, Premier bands dominated the Grade 1 contest.

214 pipe bands took part in this year’s championship, travelling from all corners of the world including New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, France, Canada, Oman, Switzerland, Eite, USA and the UK to compete.

Over 30,000 people attended to watch Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland claim the Grade 1 title and be crowned World Pipe Band Champions 2018.

Leading drummer Keith Orr and his band took the title despite stiff competition from St. Laurence O’Toole (3), Scottish Power (4) and Police Scotland Fife (6) who completed the Grade 1 prize list.

St. Laurence O’Toole, under leading drummer Stephen Creighton, won the overall drumming prize placing third in the MSR and first in the Medley events and became Champions of Champions for the 2018 drumming season. 

With four of the six bands in the Grade 1 prize list performing on Premier pipe band products, Premier's HTS and Professional Series drums are the true choice of champions. 

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