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Saturday July 4, 2014 Kings Park Penticton
from 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Simon Fraser Pipe Band organization is coming to Penticton

The skirl of the pipes will echo through the Okanagan Valley like never before, as the Simon Fraser Pipe Band organization is coming to Penticton with not one, but two pipe bands on Saturday July 4.

The Penticton Scottish Festival is pleased to welcome the grade 2 and grade 4 bands “Robert Malcolm Memorial” bands, RMM 2 and RMM 4 to the field of competition at King's Park.

“It's going to be a great day for spectators as well as for the pipe bands from around the province, who are attending.”, says Brian Johnston, President of the Penticton Scottish Festival Society, who adds “Pipe bands will be competing for cash prizes and trophies at our highland games, and we are pleased that both these grade 2 and grade 4 bands from the coast will be here.”

As an added feature for spectators included with a gate pass these two competition bands will present a short concert of tunes during the games, as well as participating in the opening and closing massed bands, something not to be missed.” says Johnston. “RMM 2 and RMM 4 bands have just returned from competition at the Victoria Highland Games, where they were well received.” he adds. (Photos attached to blog)

Part of the world renowned Simon Fraser University Pipe Band organization, the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band is dedicated to developing youth through music, and has grown to become one of the largest pipe band organizations of its kind in the world. With over 150 players and bands in Grades 2, 4 & 5, students are continuously challenged by their instructors to be the very best they can be. The pipe bands travel the province and the world for competition and performances.

The Penticton Scottish Festival is an annual event held on the first Saturday in July in Penticton, BC. Admission is available at the gate, $10 for adults and $20 for a family pass. More information on this family friendly event can be found on the website: www.PentictonScottishFestival.ca

Submitted by Wayne McDougall, Media Director, Penticton Scottish Festival

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