Upcoming Competition(s)

There are no upcoming games for this year.

Toronto Branch

PPBSO Toronto Branch
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)

Dylan Whittemore (Winner, A Division Piping) and Matthew Page (Winner, B Division Piping) at Moss Park Armoury on March 2, 2013

Dylan Whittemore (Winner, A Division Piping) and Matthew Page (Winner, B Division Piping) at Moss Park Armoury on March 2, 2013

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.

Toronto Police Pipe Band, Grade 3 performing at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games at Moss Park Armoury

Toronto Police Pipe Band, Grade 3 performing at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games at Moss Park Armoury

32 Service Battalion Pipes & Drums performing at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games at Moss Park Armoury

32 Service Battalion Pipes & Drums performing at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games at Moss Park Armoury

Glengarry Pipe Band at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games at Moss Park Armoury. Photo credit: Barbara Macdonell

Glengarry Pipe Band at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games at Moss Park Armoury. Photo credit: Barbara Macdonell

Ian K. MacDonald performing in the Professional Freestyle event at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games

Ian K. MacDonald performing in the Professional Freestyle event at the 2013 Toronto Indoor Games

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.

 

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PPBSO Office

President: Chris Buchanan
Vice President:Charles MacDonald
Secretary: Michele Curtis
Treasurer: John Allen

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Administrator: Sharon Duthart
Chief Steward: Glenn Covert
Ombudsman: Ken Eller

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