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Piper claims 3rd place in Online World Championships
13th May 2020
Even in lockdown you can still take on the world!
Congratulations to Josh Gordon on claiming a podium place finish in the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships!
Josh, F1, was awarded 3rd place in the P/M Alasdair Gillies Memorial Challenge 2/4 March (for pipers age 12 years or younger) as well as 4th place in the Grade 4 - 2/4 March section D category.
Josh, who is a member of the School’s Pipe Band, found out about the competition – which attracted entrants from across the globe - through social media. He then recorded his performance at home before sending it in to the judging panel.
He said, “Everything being posted was about cancellations, all the band and solo events. Then news started appearing about the online competition, so I thought I would give it a go. I practise better when I have a goal.
“I was really surprised when I found out about the results because I didn’t expect to place. You never know what will happen in a competition - I was pleased, it felt good!”
A portion of each entry fee for the Championships was donated to the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund.