Mar 2, 2017

March OPS is on the 25th!

Join us on March 25, 2017.  Entertainment begins at 7:30pm.  There will be food and beverage available for purchase throughout the evening. Join us for an evening Scottish fun!

Our Featured Performer is John Lee. John joined the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band in 2009 after playing with RMM for 11 years. In 2014, he won the B march at the Argyllshire Gathering. In 2015, he placed 2nd in the North American Silver Medal, and in 2016 placed 6th in the A strathspey and reel. John recently graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

We are looking forward to the Columbia Regional Pipe Band performing for us!

The Columbia Regional Pipe Band is made up of pipers and drummers from all over the Pacific Northwest: members are currently from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The band was formed in 2011 by members of the Desert Thistle Pipe Band from Kennewick, Washington, and a number of pipers from Portland, Oregon; the band played its first competition at the 2011 Spokane Highland Games. The band competed at Highland Games throughout the Northwest during the 2015 summer competition season and then traveled to Glasgow, Scotland in August to compete at the World Pipe Band Competition. 

The band wears the Ancient Ramsay Blue tartan and is led by Pipe Major Judy Morrison and Drum Sergeant Michael Choma.

Our drumming judge is Michael Choma. Michael has been drumming for a total of 12 years, starting out learning drum set and concert snare. He first came across Scottish drumming when attending an orientation for his high school, Shadle Park, whose mascot was the Highlanders, a pipe band. Since then, Scottish drumming has become an important part of his life. Michael has had the privilege of being taught by world famous drummers such as John Fisher, Blair Brown, Graham Brown, Arthur Cook, and John Scullion.