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Portland Metro Pipe Band's performance from the World Pipe Band Championships!

Portlandia goes to Scotlandia! Fresh piping served straight from the country it was invented in.

We worked our hardest all year for this trip, and played really well at four different events (one of which being the World Pipe Band Championships). 

Judging at piping competitions has always and historically been a strange duck. I think any piper and/or drummer would agree that there are times where you play terribly and get 1st, and times where you play incredibly and get slammed. As I've always told my students (and myself), you are your best judge, and, in a way, you're competing against yourself. Here's what I mean by this: 

You are the only person who has intimate knowledge of your playing ability and your progress over the years. The judge may hear you once (or twice, if you're lucky), but you have heard every moment of your playing since you first began, and are therefore better informed of your true potential. Basically, you know if you played well or not, for you.

I felt that we played very well, for us. The placing's came in a little lower than we wanted, but we did receive a 3rd in piping at North Berrick, and a 4th overall at Bridge of Allan. Here's the vids:

And for those who haven't seen them yet here's a few action shots from the trip:

Thanks to my bandmates, to you, and to everyone else who has followed and supported us this year- and here's to the new season!

Oregon Piper to star in "Frozen" on Broadway

In recent news that shockered internet readers regionally, Oregon Piper (aka Markus Aurelius) will be starring in the highly acclaimed, live-action Broadway adaptation of "Frozen". The 42 day run will freeze up his schedule from Feb 15th to March 27th and sadly cause him to miss St. Patrick's Day in Portland.

If you're looking for a piper during this time please contact Markus's union understudy Will Beatti at 541.740.0568.

While it was hard to let America's greatest holiday go, Markus assured us that this is the last time he's leaving town for quite an indefinitely, and will be available for indefinitely going forward.

For those of you numb enough to read on, here is a list of all the places he will be stopping for gas in the next 42 days:

  • Naperville, IL
  • Eau Claire, WI
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Long Branch, NJ
  • Salisbury, MD
  • Great Barrington, MA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Storrs, CT
  • Frederick, MD
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Rochester, NY