Congratulations are in order for Carly MacKenzie!!! She has recently been promoted to the Premier class for Highland Dancing! This is a really big achievement! Carly is one of the College's cross discipline students. She is also in her first year of learning to play the bagpipes. Well done, Carly!
Carly (on the left) competing this summer
Congratulations are also in order to Christopher Rogers! Chris has been nominated for the 2012 Music PEI Awards. His nomination is the Video of the Year category. The Metro Credit Union Music PEI Week 2012 runs from January 13-21. It is in it's eleventh year and has grown into island wide event. The gala awards show will take place at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Chris is in his first year of teaching snare drumming at the College and is also a member of the Grade Three College of Piping Pipe Band. Congratulations, Chris!!!
Chris Rogers (on the left) at the band barbecue this summer
Congratulations are also due to Mikayla Gallant and Alex Trail! Mikayla is the newest chanter student to earn her bagpipes! She passed her chanter test last week with flying colours! Welcome to the wonderful world of Highland Bagpiping, Makayla! Alex Trail received his goose this week! The goose is a transitional instrument between the chanter and the bagpipes. Alex is also one of the College's youngest bagpiping students. Well done, Alex!
Alex with his set of mini bagpipes (not the goose!)
Finally...Thank you to everyone that attended the John Gracie concert this past Saturday night at Trinity United Church! Both of the College's Pipe Bands are appreciative and grateful for the support. The concert was a huge success and it promises to be an annual event that will put people in the holiday spirit for years to come. If John Gracie can't put you in the Christmas mood, then nothing will! On behalf of the bands, thank you!!!