Category Archives: Competitions

  • Happy New Year!

    Posted on January 20, 2015 by Chris in Competitions, General, Performances.

    Tonight, we had our first practice for 2015. It was great opportunity for the band to get together following the festive season to brainstorm some goals for the year ahead. 2015 marks the band’s 17th year of performing in South-East Queensland and second year competing in Grade 3 competitions. Our calendar is already filling up […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band hits new highs with latest championship title

    Posted on May 26, 2014 by Chris in Competitions.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has hit new highs at the 2014 Queensland Pipe Band Championships following its promotion to Grade 3 earlier in the year. The upgrade follows national and international achievements including four competition trophies from Scotland as well as winning the Grade 4 Queensland Championships two years in a row. In addition to […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band climbs the competition ranks

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by Chris in Competitions.

      The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has been upgraded to a Grade 3 band, just in time for the 2014 competition season. Pipe Bands Australia officially upgraded the band from Grade 4 to Grade 3 following numerous national and international achievements in recent years. The band topped Grade 4 at the […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band makes a splash in Scotland

    Posted on September 5, 2013 by Chris in Competitions, Performances.

      The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has completed a successful tour of Scotland, representing Queensland and coming home with four trophies. Emmanuel College Principal and pipe band patron Adjunct Professor Stewart Gill said the band played at two high-profile Highland gathering competitions and the World Pipe Band Championships. “We won the […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band plays winning tune

    Posted on June 18, 2013 by Chris in Competitions.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College (UQPBEC) has had a very successful result at the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, held at Limestone Park, Ipswich over the Queen’s Birthday weekend. The UQ Pipe Band at Emmanuel College became the 2012 Queensland Grade 4 Champions out of a field of 10 bands and was […]

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  • Pipe Band set for World Championships

    Posted on June 12, 2013 by Chris in Competitions.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College retained its Grade 4 Champions title at the 2013 Queensland Pipe Band Championships in Ipswich at the weekend. The band came first out of a field of 13 bands from Queensland and New South Wales, to be Queensland Grade 4 Champions for the second year in […]

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  • UQ Pipe Band pipes hot in national competition

    Posted on April 20, 2012 by Chris in Competitions.

    The University of Queensland Pipe Band at Emmanuel College has had a successful result at the 2012 Australian Pipe Band Championships in Ballarat. The band came fourth in the Grade 4 championship against 15 other bands from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Pipe Major Andrew McCabe said the Easter result capped off all of the […]

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