“Liberty” sports bagpipe for band’s latest CD
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“It’s the statue as you’ve never seen her,” quips Pipe Sergeant Jack Lee. “But seriously, this is the band as you’ve not heard them before – we played our best performance ever at this famous venue. It was a wonderful experience to play in the amazing Lincoln Centre. We are now looking forward to the world championships in Scotland this summer.”
The CD will be available July 28, just days before the band leaves for Scotland to prepare for the championships on Aug. 11.
The concert and recording mark the band’s 30th anniversary and its second appearance in New York. The band played at Carnegie Hall in 1998 following two of its six world championship wins.
The SFU band has placed in the top two in the world in 15 of the 29 years it has competed at the international competition, finishing in second place in 2011.
Several band members will now head to Silver Star Mountain resort near Vernon for the band’s two-week Piping Hot summer instructional program, engaging youths and other prospective pipers and drummers in learning, recitals and lectures.
They’ll also take part in the Kamloops Highland Games July 14 and the Pacific Northwest Highland Games in Enumclaw, Washington, July 28 and 29, and will maintain a busy practice schedule at SFU’s Burnaby campus and neighboring Burnaby Mountain Park leading up to the ‘Worlds’.
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