Triumph Street Pipe Band

Triumph Street Pipe Band

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The Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band is a Grade One competitive and concert pipe band based in Greater Vancouver, B.C., Canada, established in 1971 by former pupils of Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, C.M. of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. In the 1970s and early 80s, the band ranked among the best in the world, and under the leadership of Pipe Major Hal Senyk and Lead Drummer William McErlean, Triumph Street placed 5th in Grade 1 at the 1979 World Pipe Band Championships. This achievement was the first time that a band from outside of Scotland had won a major prize at the World's, in this case 'The Sash' for best drum corps.

2007

In 2007, the experienced trio of Pipe Major David Hilder, Lead Drummer Andre Tessier and Pipe Sergeant Shaunna Hilder were asked to lead a new edition of the Triumph Street Pipe Band. Drawing on an infusion of talent from the 2006 Grade 2 World Champion Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band, with its members holding a total of 47 Juvenile, Grade 2 and Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championship titles between them, the newly emerged Triumph Street Pipe Band hopes to re-establish itself as a strong competitive band in B.C.

The new outfit scored its first success as it won the Grade 2 mini-band competition at the BCPA Annual Gathering, including the Best Drum Corps and Best Bass section, then went on to win the Grade 2 contests in Bellingham Highland Games, Sons of Scotland Highland Games, BC Highland Games, Skagit...
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