Invercargill Pipe Bands Impress at National Champs

Mar 12, 2018
1753 Views

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!!

You may be interested

Cycling Showdown For Double Header Calder Stewart Weekend
News, Sports
522 views
News, Sports
522 views

Cycling Showdown For Double Header Calder Stewart Weekend

Sports Hub - Oct 20, 2018

The elite men’s race is shaping up as a showdown between New Zealand’s best domestic based riders and a number…

Sport Southland Take On Coast To Coast
News, Sports
146 views
News, Sports
146 views

Sport Southland Take On Coast To Coast

Nathan Burdon - southlandsport.com - Oct 20, 2018

Sport Southland staff members will put themselves well and truly out of their comfort zone during next year’s Kathmandu Coast…

Big Karting Weekend Ahead
Motor Sport, News
607 views
Motor Sport, News
607 views

Big Karting Weekend Ahead

Motor Hub - Oct 20, 2018

South Island Sprint Kart Championships title time again with events in Invercargill over Labour Weekend. South Island Sprint title meeting…