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Local pipe band dominates annual competition

The Kimberley Pipe Band won Best Overall Band and other honours at a recent competition in Kamloops. - Photo submitted
The Kimberley Pipe Band won Best Overall Band and other honours at a recent competition in Kamloops.
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The Kimberley Pipe Band brought fame, and lots of hardware home this previous weekend.

They attended the Annual Spring Fling Pipe Band competition in Kamloops and won the Best Overall Band. Nine bands from the Interior, Kootenays as well as the Vancouver City Police Band participated in this fun filled event.

Different components of the competition were; Dress Drill and Deportment, they placed 2nd, Perform a Skit or Sing a song, they placed 1st, Perform a Dance, they placed 1st, Piping, they placed 3rd and Medley they placed 3rd.

When the total aggregate points were added your local pipe band came out on top...winning the Trophy for Best Overall Band.  Congratulations to Pipe Major Dave Ekskog and the hard working Kimberley Pipe Band.  Come out and see their winning performance on Thursday May 29th, at 7 p.m. at McKim School when the Kimberley/Cranbrook Highland Dancers will be putting on their annual year end show.

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