North Lanarkshire Schools pipe band take Champion of Champions title

Three major championship wins during "best ever" season

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Congratulations to our Novice Juvenile B schools pipe band on winning the "Champions of Champions" title for the best performances across all five major piping championships. 

North Lanarkshire schools came out on top - despite only taking part in four of the five championships.

The band took part in the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green and finished runners up in a 19 band field to St Johns College from Zimbabwe. 

Pipe Major Ross Cowan said: "Pipe bands compete for five major championship throughout the season - the British, European, UK, Scottish and Worlds. 

"We've had a terrific year winning three championships: the Scottish, British and European and we only narrowly missed a fourth one at the world championships.

"It's been the most successful season ever for the band and winning the Champion of Champions title for the first time is very special for us.

"We were also delighted with our Juvenile band's 5th place in their category. It's the highest ever finish in that grade and the highest finish by any state school pipe band in Scotland."

Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education, said: "I'd like to congratulate everyone associated with the outstanding success of our pipe bands. Their achievements reflect the great work being carried out by music instructors in our schools, the commitment and dedication of our pupils along with the support and encouragement of their parents."

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