And that's a wrap!
The band was over to Scotland this past week - August 4th through the 11th - for the annual World Pipe band Championships, most commonly named "The Worlds". The event, held in Glasgow, regroups the best bands from around the globe. New York Metro was competing in Grade 2 against 24 other bands - spanning Australia, Canada, and the U.K.
Most of the band members flew in on the Sunday prior to the competition for a full week of practices, polishing the last pieces but most importantly - getting tuned up at the local pubs. The week is also a perfect time to spend time together, have fun and give our best at the biggest pipe band event of the year.
On the day, the band played their Medley "The Big Road Brusher". A good performance but not enough as we finished 8th in our respective heat - very close to making it through to the finale. The Grade 2 event was won by the Scottish-based band, Glasgow Skye. Congratulations to all the bands, players and of course, Inveraray & District for their first win in the Grade 1 circle.
Needless to say, given the result - the band had a great time together and already getting ready for the next season!