2011 Band Competitions Start Well at Southern Maryland

The 2011 pipe band competition season got underway on April 30 at the Celtic Festival of Southern Maryland. It was a beautiful spring day, and the grade 3 MacMillan Pipe Band and grade 4 MacMillan-Birtles Memorial Pipe Band both got off to a good start.

MacMillan-Birtles hit the field for their first competition under pipe major Dan Bell, and gave a very respectable medley performance. It was a strong field, and they placed third out of four bands in the grade.

A short time later MacMillan took the field for a March/Strathspey/Reel competition. They gave a solid performance, and as the only band in grade 3 they came out in first place.

There’s no rest for either band, as the Fair Hill Scottish Games are only three weeks away.

Celtic Classic

The MacMillan Pipe Band recently competed at the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, PA. It was a great end to our season as we placed 2nd overall. Here are some videos from the event:

 

We cheer on the MacMillan-Birtles Memorial Pipe Band as they go on to compete in their final two events of the season in Williamsburg and Richmond, VA!

Welcome!

Welcome to the new MacMillan Pipe Band blog! Here we will try to keep you up to date with the band and its events, as well as general information about the band, its history, and its traditions. Stay tuned! There is more to come…