The Central New York Highland Games and Scottish Festival was a great time as usual. The shopping was good, the weather was great, the crowd was appreciative and we had a good play. There were 6 grade 5 bands competing and we tied for first place. When this happens the "Ensemble" score is compared and because the Finger Lakes Pipe Band scored higher in Ensemble they got the first place and we took second. Good for them as ensemble is where it's it...at least that's what I've been told. I'm okay with second place. It is a vast improvement over our crummy play in Maxville at the Glengarry Highland Games. I feel a lot better knowing we can play well when we are focused.
|Our band warming up. Photo courtesy - Barbara Macdonnell|