ALTAMONT, NY - The Scotia Glenville Pipe Band took home the Nor'easter Cup this weekend at the Capital District Scottish Games held in Altamont, New York. The Grade IV Band scored a 2nd place win on Saturday and combined it with a 1st place win on Sunday to garner the prize.
In addition, the Grade V Band captured their first 1st place finish this season on Sunday. Two Band members won individual awards on Saturday. Samuel Spicer, a student at Colonie Central High School, won Junior Piper of the Day and Ryan Firmbach, a student at Ichabod Crane High School, won the Junior Drummer Award.
The Scotia Glenville Pipe Band recently returned from Scotland where they won the Novice Juvenile World Pipe Band Championship. The Band can be seen in competition next at the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 29.
The Scotia Glenville Pipe Band is a non-profit youth organization with members coming from the Capital Region, as well as Massachusetts, Vermont and New Jersey. The Band is one of just a handful of competing youth bands in the United States, whose members can be only 18 years old or younger. In the United States, they compete head-to-head with adult and mixed-age pipe bands.