The Wind Blew High


It was a windy Saturday in Norfolk, VA for the Virginia International Tattoo American Pipe Band Championships, but the sun was shining and the pipes were singing!

The MacMillan bands always enjoy competing at this event: the venue is unique, the standard is high, and the atmosphere is always welcoming.

It’s a great kickoff to the competition season and we often get to meet with bands we don’t normally see throughout the season, such as the 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland who challenged up to compete at the Grade 2 level this weekend after also competing in the Grade 3 events. We look forward to hearing more from them in the future!

While MacMillan took first in both Grade 2 events at Norfolk, lead tip Alex Kuldell led the corps for an additional drum fanfare event, which was also well received!

With more competitions on the horizon, all three of the MacMillan bands are back to the grind preparing for the Colonial Highland Gathering in just a few short weeks.

Kudos to YouTuber Aarickq Light for taking video at Norfolk!