Fountain Trust Pipe Band Opens Season in Milwaukee!

Competing at Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI                                                   Photos by Emily Burke

Competing at Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI                                                   Photos by Emily Burke

Drum Major Doug Weisheit leading the band out of the field.

Drum Major Doug Weisheit leading the band out of the field.

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band traveled to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a neighborhood of Milwaukee, for the Milwaukee Highland Games on June 2, 2017. The band performed its brand new March, Strathspey, and Reel set which it will be performing in Scotland in 2017. The band placed third in the contest.

On the solo end, three band members performed on the day and took home prizes. Drum Major Doug Weisheit placed first in the Open Drum Major competition, piper Angus Martin placed 3rd in the Grade 1 Hornpipe/Jig and 4th in the Grade 1 MSR, and piper Chris Eller placed 4th in the Grade 4 Piobaireachd event.

Congratulations to Chicago Celtic Pipe Band for its first place finish in the MSR contest, and City of Chicago Pipe Band for its second place finish.

Fountain Trust Completes Double-Contest in Chicago!

Concert formation in Chicago, IL                                                                                         Photos by Emily Burke

Concert formation in Chicago, IL                                                                                         Photos by Emily Burke

The drum corps during the medley event.

The drum corps during the medley event.

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band traveled to Itasca, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to compete at the Chicago Scots Scottish Festival & Highland Games on June 18, 2016. The band performed well on the day, placing above another band in Grade 3 for the first time with a 4th place out of 5 in the MSR event. This was a milestone goal, and the band has achieved it.

The band's soloists took home hardware in a fiercely contested solo competition on the evening of Friday, June 17, and the morning of June 18. The Chicago Games had both the best competitors playing and the most competitors of any contest so far this season, and every soloist managed to place, with a handful taking medals.

The band will next compete in Springfield, Illinois at the Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival on July 23, 2016.

Below you can view the performances from this past weekend, both our concert-formation Grade 3 medley event, and the traditional band circle event for the Grade 3 MSR.

Congratulations to the Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band of San Diego for their first prizes in the Medley, MSR, and the overall for the day.

Left to Right: Greg Crabb, Keith Murphy, Angus Martin, Doug Weisheit

Left to Right: Greg Crabb, Keith Murphy, Angus Martin, Doug Weisheit

Fountain Trust Pipe Band Competes in Grade 3!

The Band competing in Milwaukee, WI                                                                               Photos by Emily Burke

Drum Major Doug Weisheit marching off the field after his 1st place victory.                        

In its first competition in Grade 3, the Fountain Trust Pipe Band placed 2nd in a contest with Chicago Celtic Pipe Band, the Midwest Pipe Band Association's Grade 3 standard. The competition took place on June 4, 2016 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.

The band also had a number of solo competitors on the boards in the morning of the same day, with every soloist associated with the band placing. The MWPBA website has the full list of results here.

The band next competes in Chicago, Illinois at the Chicago Scots Scottish Festival & Highland Games on June 18, 2016.

Left to Right: Angus Martin, Jacob Schrader, Greg Crabb, Chris Eller, Keith Murphy, Doug Weisheit

Left to Right: Angus Martin, Jacob Schrader, Greg Crabb, Chris Eller, Keith Murphy, Doug Weisheit

Fountain Trust Pipe Band Plays at Indiana University Bloomington Commencement Ceremony

©2016 Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

©2016 Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

 

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band was honored with the opportunity to perform at the Indiana University, Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The band played in the ceremony officials at the beginning of the Commencement, and also played them out at the end of the Commencement. Video footage of the full ceremony may be found at the Indiana University broadcasting website here.

Fountain Trust to Travel to Scotland in 2018!

After a string of successful seasons, the Fountain Trust Pipe Band has set its sights on the World Pipe Band Championships for Grade 3B in August 2018. This upcoming 2016 competition season will be the first in our effort to continue to excel so we may be prepared to join other bands from across the world on Glasgow Green in two years' time. The Fountain Trust Pipe Band has already begun fundraising efforts over the course of this past autumn, and we are well on our way to making the dream of Scotland a reality.

The Fountain Trust Pipe Band Named a Legacy Project for 2016 during Indiana’s Bicentennial

This means we will carry the Indiana State Flag at every Indiana performance we go to in 2016. After multiple years of being one of very few competitive pipe bands in Indiana, and the only Indiana pipe band in Grade 3, we are thrilled to accept this honor! We love the state of Indiana, and wish to continue promoting the Scottish arts and contributing to the wonderful state we live in. Click Here to check us out on their website.

Fountain Trust Pipe Band Upgraded to Grade III by the Midwest Pipe Band Association

After multiple years of hard work, amazing music, and clear communication with the music board concerning our intentions to always push to the next level, we have officially been blessed with the honor of being upgraded in the association. This change means that we will be held to a higher standard of music, and will be able to play higher caliber sets. We are very excited for this new journey, and intend to meet it with determination to put forth our very best effort!