Draw released for the UK Pipe Band Championship in Bangor

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The UK Pipe Band Championship takes place at Ward Park Arras on May 18, 2024 in Bangor, Northern Ireland.  The announcement of this major on February 12, alongside the British Championships in Forres, was very welcome news and re-established five major pipe band championships in the 2024 calendar.

The RSPBA released the draw yesterday, April 10, 2024.

Grade 1

  1. Inveraray and District 
  2. Johnstone
  3. Police Scotland   
  4. Closkelt                     
  5. ScottishPower
  6. Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia         
  7. Field Marshal Montgomery                         
  8. St Laurence O’Toole                   
  9. Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
  10. Police Scotland Fife

Grade 2

  1. Ravara
  2. Manorcunningham           
  3. Glasgow Skye
  4. Uddingston
  5. Tullylagan
  6. Royal Burgh of Annan
  7. Coalburn I.O.R.
  8. St Joseph’s                 
  9. Portlethen and District
  10. City of Edinburgh                      
  11. Kilchoman Distillery Isle of Islay

Grade 3A

  1. Oban                
  2. McNeillstown    
  3. Cullybackey               
  4. TEXO Deeside Caledonia  
  5. Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band Association
  6. Clogher and District                       
  7. Matt Boyd Memorial  
  8. City of Newcastle         
  9. Vale of Atholl           
  10. Kildoag         
  11. Battlehill
  12. Major Sinclair Memorial

Grade 3B

  1. Cloughfin              
  2. Uddingston Strathclyde
  3. Cleland Memorial      
  4. Drumlough     
  5. Syerla and District      
  6. Kilbarchan

Juvenile

  1. George Watson’s College
  2. Preston Lodge High School
  3. Dollar Academy                              

Grade 4A

  1. New Ross and District     
  2. Broughshane and District
  3. Derryclavin                     
  4. Upper Crossgare                     
  5. Ballyboley              
  6. Irvine Memorial                      
  7. Cottown                     
  8. Raphoe Ulster Scots           
  9. Camelon and District                       
  10. William Kerr Memorial 
  11. Gransha

Grade 4B

  1. Tullylagan                    
  2. Gorey           
  3. Achill
  4. McDonald Memorial
  5. Moneygore        
  6. Hollymount       
  7. Queen Elizabeth
  8. Kirkistown
  9. Black Raven
  10. Letterkenny and District
  11. Altnaveigh Memorial

Novice Juvenile A

  1. St Columba’s School
  2. George Watson’s College
  3. Lochgelly High School
  4. Dollar Academy                              

Novice Juvenile B

  1. Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band
  2. Lochgelly High School Junior
  3. Dollar Academy   
  4. Edinburgh Academy
  5. Down Academy      
•The massed bands at the UK Pipe Band Championships in 2023