Invercargill Pipe Bands Impress at National Champs

Mar 12, 2018
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Very successful week for the ILT City of Invercargill Highland Pipe Band up in Rotorua at the New Zealand National Champs with three bands impressive results over the various grades.


Grade 4 band won the NZ championships a band made up of many youngsters aged 12 and over. They won the nationals last year as well in the grade below but got promoted so won back to back NZ titles which is really cool.

Our top Juvenile was 1st equal in the country just pipped on an ensemble preference by St Andrews College, so came runners up.

Our Grade 1 band, which is only one of 24 in the world, finished in 5th Place in a pretty competitive top NZ Grade.

Great to bring home some more silverware once again, with our G4a going back to back having won the 4B title last season..

Massively proud of our Juvenile A team, tying with the machine that is St Andrews College and taking two 1sts in piping, and just losing out on ensemble preference.. To be in the mix with them is an achievement in itself.. But what a performance..

Here’s to Dunedin 2019 and Invercargill 2020, where we should be able to roll out 5 bands from the organisation which will be awesome…

A great time for new recruits to sign up to a growing successful pipe band movement in the Deep South! If any new budding piper or drummers out there interested then message P/M Ali Mackenzie at [email protected] for further details

Many thanks to our main sponsors, The Invercargill Licensing Trust, who help us get to where we want to be year on year!!

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