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Grade V Band

A starter band

The Grade Five band is a starter band for pipers and drummers new to the competitive band scene. In its current form, it has been competing and performing since 2001.

Pipe Section

  • Ian Best
  • Rory Flynn
  • Michael Goodwin
  • Katherine Harrison
  • Matthew Kamermans
  • Kaila Johnson-Lohnes
  • Gregor MacKellar
  • Alex Marriott
  • Corey MacDonald
  • Graeme Murray

Drum Section 

  • Jeremy Hanes
  • Ainsley MacKellar
  • PJ Johnson
  • Rob Welch
  • Jennifer Yakomovich


The Grade Five band is taught by members of the 78th Highlanders Grade One competition band. This year, the piping instructor is Liz Drury and the drumming instructor is Ben Harrison. 



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