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Pipe Band web site!
Learn to Play -- New classes starting October 3rd!
Ever wanted to learn to play the pipes or Scottish
drumming? A new session will start October 3rd and will run every Wednesday for
Click here for more information.
Practice starting again on September 12th
After taking a break following the 2012 World Championships, the KHPB resumes weekly practice at St. Thomas Church in Medina on Wednesday, September 12th. If you are an experienced piper or drummer, come on down to
one of our practices!
KHPB travels to Scotland
This past August, the band traveled to Scotland to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow on August 11.
The band arrived in Stirling on August 4th at the accommodations for the week at the University of Stirling. Because the Bridge of Allan Highland Games on August 5th was canceled this year due to weather, the Keith Highlanders and the other bands staying at the University arranged a trial “competition” in the parking lot, which allowed all of the bands to get a much needed practice session in front of their peers. Later that morning, the band traveled to Doune Castle and the toured the town of Callander. On Monday, the band headed to out to Inverary for the afternoon, and on Tuesday the band spent the day at St. Andrews. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were spent with band practice in the mornings leading up to the weekend’s competition on Glasgow Green.
On Saturday, August 11th, the band competed for the first time in Grade 4A. (The band took third in Grade 4B in 2008 and had been promoted to 4A as a result.) It was great weather in the afternoon and the band played well, and finished 9th out of 18 bands. Unfortunately, the band did not qualify for the finals this time, but is already planning another trip back in 2014.
KHPB wins big in Seattle
The Grade IV band took first place over the weekend (July 28-29)
at the Pacific Northwest Highland Games in Enumclaw, WA, south of
Seattle. On Saturday, the band was tied for first out of eight bands but
came in second on ensemble preference in the Quick March Medley. In Sunday's Medley competition, the band took first place,
and won the first place aggregate title for the games.
KHPB takes second at
Portland Highland Games
At the July 21st Portland Highland Games (in Portland, Oregon) the
band took second place in a tough field of eight great bands. In
addition, the band challenged up to Grade 3 and took 2nd again.
Band takes 1st overall in Mt.
At the Skagit Valley Highland Games in Mt. Vernon, WA on July 12-13,
KHPB bands came in first overall in the two-day contest.
second at BC Highland Games
In Coquitlam, BC on
June 28th, the KHPB tied for first place, but came in second on ensemble
preference behind RMM Full band results are available
Bellingham Highland Games first summer contest for the Keith Highlanders band
In the first competition of the summer games season, KHPB fared well at the Bellingham Games on June
7, placing third.
Executive Council members elected for 2012
As a result of the annual band membership meeting of January 11th, 2012, the band's
for this year are:
- President: Larry Koch
- Music Director: Greg MacDonald
- Band Manager: Colin Merry
- Quartermaster: Leisl Petrakis
- Treasurer: Graeme Parnell
- Secretary: Kiki Bentzen
- Education Director: Jim McKnight
- Member-at-Large: Loy Maslen
*** Keith Highlanders CD
The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band has released its first CD; 17 tracks recorded live at Kirkland Performance center during our 2005 and 2006 fall concerts. Order yours today from our store.
Upcoming KHPB Events:
Bellingham Highland Games
6/1/2013 12:00 PM; HovanderPark, Ferndale, WA
St. Thomas Ground Breaking Ceremony
6/8/2013 3:45 PM; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 NE 12th Street, Medina, WA 98039
BC Highland Games
6/22/2013 12:00 PM; Coquitlam, BC
More upcoming KHPB events...
Looking for experienced Pipers and Drummers
The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band is one of
the most successful pipe bands in the Seattle area. As a result of running a
successful instruction program for pipers and drummers for several years, plus
the competition successes of the band, the band has attracted many new
pipers and drummers. Come to
one of our practices; the KHPB is the place to