Coffs Coast pipers up there with best

MEMBERS of the Coffs Coast Pipe Band have proven they are amongst the best players in the world, after an impressive performance at the Glasgow World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland last week.

Things got off to a rocky start when the NSW Highlanders arrived in Perth, Scotland, for the beginning of the competition.

Rain poured down, forcing the venue to be changed.

Dale Rogers, tenor drummer for the group, said it was typical Scottish weather - four seasons in one day.

Competing in the Grade Four category against 68 other bands, the NSW Highlanders were lucky enopugh to have fine weather during their heat.

Up against some very stiff competition, the band was placed seventh in their heat and secured an impressive 21st position overall.

“First and third place both came from our heat,” Mrs Rogers said.

“The rain held off during our heat and we were all extremely pleased with our performance - we all thought we played the best we ever had,” she said.



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