Fresh off their successes in Edinburgh, for the second year in a row MacMillan-Birtles wins the Celtic Classic. While the competition field was limited, the band secured firsts among all the judges in both the MSR and the Medley run. Congratulations, MacMillan-Birtles!
While the band did not make it into the finals (7th in their flight), their medley run was something they could be proud of:
After their first time ever on the Glasgow Green, MacMillan-Birtles made it into the Finals, where they place 9th overall, with the drum corp being 6th in the world!
Here is video of their qualifying MSR run:
MacMillan (Grade 2) won the medley contest in a strong field of bands at the 31st Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games held on June 17, 2017 at Hamilton Fields in Itasca, Illinois.
MacMillan United’s three units performed at the Annapolis Irish Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2017. MacMillan-Dunn, the only unit with competition (the other units played for judges’ comments), won their event against units from Richmond the Chesapeake.
MacMillan Pipe Band (shown in the photo above) competed against Atlanta Pipe Band and won both the medley and MSR events at the Colonial Highland Gathering at Fairhill on May 20, 2017. MacMillan-Birtles (Grade 4), and MacMillan-Dunn (Grade 5) Pipe Bands placed third in their respective competitions. MacMillan and MacMillan-Dunn’s Drum Corps won the drum corps prizes for their grades.
A hearty congratulations to our MacMillan drummers and piper who took home some hardware from Winter Storm this weekend in Kansas City! Kevin Watkins placed 2nd in the Grade 3 Piobaireachd competition. In Professional Tenor Drumming, Sam Johnson placed 2nd. In Intermediate Tenor Drumming, Dawn Meade placed 2nd. In Professional Bass Harry Meade placed 2nd, and Ben Elkins won Gold!