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SFU pipe band No. 2 in world

August 11, 2007

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The famed SFU Pipe Band,  four times world champions, placed a strong second Saturday in the 2007 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow.

"We played to win today, and we lost to an excellent band," said Pipe Major Terry Lee. "We did all we could and for that we are happy."

For a few minutes, the band thought it could have captured its fifth Grade 1 world crown. Band members hugged each other in front of a cheering (if chilled and rain-soaked) crowd.
 
But the judges' decision went for the second straight year to the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, based in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. That band now has won the world title six times.

It was the seventh second-place finish for the Simon Fraser University Band.

Third place among Grade 1 bands went to the Scotland's Shotts & Dykehead band. It has won the world's 15 times.

In fourth spot: another Canadian pipe band, the Scottish Lion 78th Fraser Highlanders, from Whitby ON.

The second band from SFU, the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band, also placed second in its Juvenile division, behind George Watson's College of Edinburgh.

Some 40,000 people descended on Glasgow to listen to 8,000 pipers and drummers perform in the world's premier piping contest.
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