2012-2013 SeasonThe Toronto Branch had another great season in 2012-2013. We run piping events for the Toronto community during the Outdoor offseason.From October to March, we ran our 5th Annual Amateur Knockout contest series, which had seven events for A division (Grades 1 and 2), B Division (Grades 3 and 4), and C Divison (Grades 5) Piping and Drumming.Each Knockout event had a featured performer, and this year’s recitalists were Jim McGillivray, Ed Bush, Sean McKeown, Doug MacRae, Willie McCallum, and Michael Grey.In February, we collaborated with the Ontario School of Piping & Drumming to present “More Ceol Mor”, a piping workshop for Amateur players with instruction from Willie McCallum, Ed Neigh, Jim McGillivray and Ellen Mole.
Winners of our Knockout series Final Round in March were:
Dylan Whittemore (Piping – A Divison)
Charles David Mitchell (Piping – B Division)
Jordan Culver (Drumming – A Division)
Matthew Page (Drumming – B Division)
On March 30th, we held the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games at Moss Park Armoury. Attendance hit a new high this year with 700 people. In addition, we had 17 bands, 10 quartets, and over 250 solo entries.
Indoor Games winners this year were Sean McKeown (Professional Piper of the Day), Tyler Johnson (Amatuer Piper of the Day), and Graham Ricketts Moncur (Amateur Drummer of the Day).We look forward to our 2013-2014 Season, with our first Knockout event in October 2013.