Lomond and Clyde Grade 1 Invitational Competition 2011


The band started their competition season in style by winning the second annual Lomond and Clyde Grade 1 Invitational Competition. It was held in the main ballroom of the 5 Star Raddison Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 19th March 2011.

The competition was split into two heats where the bands had to play a Medley of their own choice, with the winners from each heat then qualifying for the final. Each band came on to play a March, Strathspey and Reel of their own choice then later returned to the stage to play a Medley, again of their own choice.

ScottishPower played the MSR - Lord Alexander Kennedy, Blair Drummond and John Morrison of Assynt House and their Castle Dangerous Medley. The band went on to win both these events to secure their victory.

The competition was run under RSPBA rules however had a slightly different number of judges. Four piping, two drumming and two ensemble judges were in static front row seats to face, listen and mark the bands.

The whole competition can be downloaded from Wednesday 23rd March from www.lomondandclyde.co.uk The band would like to thank the organisers for inviting them to compete and for running such a slick event and also to the hundreds that came along to support it. The full result is as follows:

1st ScottishPower
2nd Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Inveraray and District
4th Fife Constabulary
5th House of Edgar, Shotts and Dykehead.

Other bands competing that were not in the prize list were - Torphichen and Bathgate, Dysart and Dundonald, Cullybackey, Vale of Atholl.