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The 5th annual Fremantle Highland Championships were held on Sunday 15 May at the Fremantle Sailing Club.
The Scotch College Pipe Band was invited to participate in the event, which boasted a record number of solo competitors by OSC Stuart Bradford '86 leaver, event organiser and Pipe Major of the Fremantle Sailing Club Pipes and Drums.
Solo piping and drumming competitors kicked off the day on the Dingy Lawn early at 8.30am and the Pipe Band competition from 1.55pm.
Trinity College Pipes and Drums made a welcome return to competition too, competing against both Scotch College A & B teams in the Juvenile Pipe Band Competition with the Scotch A Team competing in Grade 4 against the Perth Highland Pipe Band.
I was very proud of the Scotch lads who despite some trying weather conditions at times managed to place 1st and 2nd in Juvenile and 1st in Grade 4.
Our entire (first time) solo competitor's performed credibly and also managed some fantastic results:
1st Novice - Ryan Hodgetts
1st D Grade - Lewis Weeda & 3rd Nathan Schaff
2nd C Grade - Charles Barblett
1st Novice Snare - Sachio Ingrilli & 2nd Harry Tesser
Beginner Snare - Enyetto Ingrilli
1st C & B Grades - OSC Dylan Flecker
1st Drum Major Contest - OSC Marshall Barrymore.
Special thanks to OSC's David Graham and Charlie Tesser who volunteered their time and combined with an injured Hamish Sheridan to help tune and it always nice to see so many parents supporting the boys and Scotch College.
Well done to all the bands and soloists in particular Stuart Bradford and the Fremantle Sailing Club Pipes and Drums for a great solo and pipe band competition.