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Grade III Band

A mid-level pipe band

The Grade Three band is an intermediate level competition-focused band for pipers and drummers. In its current form, it has been competing and performing in its current guise since 2006.

Pipe Section

  • Ian Best
  • Aaron Bradely
  • John Gillis
  • Matthew Kammermans
  • Roderick MacLean
  • Graeme Murray
  • Denise Olson
  • Alex Orbegoso

Drum Section

  • Jayden Graves
  • PJ Johnson
  • Aengus Lund
  • Kiley MacDonald
  • Ainsely MacKellar
  • Nigel McGrath
  • Krista McLellan


The Grade Four band is taught by members of the 78th Highlanders Grade One competition band. This year, the piping instructor is Roderick MacLean and the drumming instructor is Jeremy Keddy. 



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