The band today has a HUGE announcement that will definitely help take the band to a new level! We are more than excited to announce that the band has formed a partnership with none other than J. Reid Maxwell, L/D of the Grade 1 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.
Reid is certainly one of today's most decorated drummers. When the SFU Pipe Band captured the Worlds in 1995, Reid became the first person in history to lead the drum corps of two different bands to be named World Pipe Band Champions (his other victory being in 1987 with Toronto's 78th Fraser Highlanders, also the 1987 World Drum Corps Champions). And all this was preceded by two World Pipe Band Championships and four World Drum Corps Championships as a teenaged member of Scotland's Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band!
With the band's capture of the 2008 and 2009 World Pipe Band Championship and World Drum Corps Championship, Reid obtained his 16th World Championship, an amazing feat by any standard. In 2000, Reid placed second in the World Solo Drumming Championship. His ability to produce exceptional drum corps and his dedication to the instruction of young drummers is held in high regard worldwide.
Our partnership with Reid will see ongoing instruction with the corps as a whole, new drum scores, and even more exciting our new L/D Brian Kee will begin one on one lessons with Reid right away. This is an amazing opportunity for our band to gain knowledge and instruction from the best of the best and our drummers are ready to get cracking! Bring on 2015 and beyond!!!
Check out the video below for a small taste of Reid Maxwell and his award winning drum section from the Grade 1 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band!