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RCMP Pipe Band to perform at West Van’s “Bagpipes by the Beach”

May 29, 2014 Leave a comment
The RCMP Pipe Band played as the sun shines. Photograph by: Russ Samson, for North Shore News

The RCMP Pipe Band played as the sun shines. Photograph by: Russ Samson, for North Shore News

In the world of pipe bands, there are only a few occasions when both competitive and performance pipe bands play together. The June 14 “Bagpipes by the Beach” in West Vancouver is one of those rare occasions.

In the Lower Mainland of BC, we are fortunate to be a hotbed of both competitive and performance pipe bands, with two top-level, competitive Grade I bands (Simon Fraser University Pipe Band and Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band) and a number of bands in Grade II, III & IV divisions.  Along with these competition bands, there are a number of performance bands, including the RCMP E. Division Pipe Band, the Vancouver PoliceDelta Police pipe bandsJ.P. Fell Pipe Band of North Vancouver and the Irish Regiment, to name a few. Read more…

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