Photo courtesy of Lynette Castelucci
The MWPBA congratulates member Jack Williamson, 15, of Topeka, KS, winner of the March/Strathspey/Reel event at the Balmoral Classic US Junior Solo Bagpiping Championship in Pittsburgh the weekend of November 9-10, taking 3rd place overall.
Jack is one of just 15 pipers from nine states to be invited to compete in this prestigious contest. He was the only piper from the Midwest invited.
Along with the MSR, pipers competed in Piobaireachd. The overall contest standings were based on the combined results of the two events. The competition was adjudicated by Jimmy Bell, Jimmy MacColl and Donald McBride.
Jack is the MWPBA 2012 Champion Supreme in Piping, Light Music, and has been upgraded to Grade 1 for the 2013 season. Jack is a member of the Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes & Drums.
The Balmoral Classic, hosted by the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming, is an annual invitational contest for US citizens and US residents aged 18 and under.