The Fountain Trust Pipe Band has returned from its trip to Glasgow, Scotland to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 4A. From August 11 to August 19 the band was in Glasgow to prepare for and compete at the Worlds. The band provided its members with tickets for the St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band concert at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall on August 15, and band members had the opportunity to explore the Piping Live! festival between practices.
For most of the band this was their first trip to the World Pipe Band Championships. The band did not qualify this time out, but there were lessons learned which it can take back over to Scotland in the years to come.
Our Drum Major, Doug Weisheit also competed at the World Drum Major Championships, competing in an open category against former World Champions from big name bands such as Simon Fraser University and Field Marshal Montgomery, as well as army drum majors from around the world. He placed 26 out of 30.
The band again competes on September 8 in Columbus, Indiana.