Coming off the successes in Glasgow at the 2017 World Pipe Band Championships (9th out of 33 bands; drum corp placed 6th in the world), the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association upgraded MacMillan-Birtles Pipe Band from Grade 4 to Grade 3 after another prize-winning season. Congratulations and best of luck in Grade 3!
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.