The British Columbia Pipers’ Association would like to offer our sincere Congratulations to members Colin Forrest, the 2023 Nicol-Brownn Invitational Amateur Champion and Cameron Bonar for winning the Targe. The Robert Malcolm Memorial bandmates finished  first and second overall at this prestigious competition held in Rockville, Maryland October 7, 2023 at the Saint Mark Presbyterian Church.

1st Colin Forrest (21 total points)
2nd Cameron Bonar, Surrey, British Columbia (18)
3rd Gillian Blaney, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia (13)
4th Will Shropshire , Durham, North Carolina (8)
5th Henry Paluch, Aurora, Ontario (5)

Piobaireachd (submit three, play one)
1st Colin Forrest, “The Groat” (9)
2nd Gillian Blaney, “The Rout of Glenfruin” (7)
3rd Cameron Bonar, “Black Donald’s March” (6)
4th Will Shropshire, “Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart” #1 (5)
5th Magnus Stone, Natick, Massachusetts, “Lament for Mary MacLeod” (4)

MSR (submit one of each tune type, play one of each once through)
1st Cameron Bonar, “Inveran,” “The Top of Craigvenow,” “The Little Cascade” (8)
2nd Colin Forrest (6)
3rd Henry Paluch (5)
4th Gillian Blaney (4)
5th Will Shropshire (3)

6/8 Marches (play two own-choice tunes)
1st Colin Forrest, “Rab’s Wedding,” “Miss Ishbel T. MacDonald” (6)
2nd Cameron Bonar (4)
3rd Kayleigh Johnstone, Aurora, Ontario (3)
4th Gillian Blaney (2)
5th Michael Trenor, Columbus, Ohio (1)

Also competing, Tom Cangelosi, Arlington, Virginia, and Malachi Johannsen, Modesto, California.

Pictured 2023 Nicol-Brown Champion Colin Forrest and Runner-up Cameron Bonar along with judges Jack Taylor and Nick Hudson.

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