Saline Celtic Festival Pipe and Drum Corps
Five bands will perform at this year’s Saline Celtic Festival. These bands represent the best in Michigan and generally
place in the top positions in local competitions such as the games at Alma, MI and the St. Andrew’s games in Livonia, MI. Grade 1 is highest ranking and Grade 5 the lowest. Detroit Caledonian is ranked in Grade 4, and is the most competitively
oriented of those at the Festival. Detroit Caledonians won Saline Celtic Festival band competition in both 2010 and 2011.
The remaining bands are all Grade 5 and include: Cabar Feidh Pipes and Drums (Royal Oak, MI); Glen Erin Pipe Band (Lansing, MI); Grand Rapids and District Pipe Band (Grand Rapids, MI); and the Flint Scottish Pipe Band (Flint, MI). Most
pipe bands, especially those not specifically geared towards competition classify as Grade 5. Cabar Feidh, Flint, and
Grand Rapids routinely finish in the top three in regional competitions, and are all excellent pipe bands.
The massed bands, under the leadership of Senior Drum Major Don Bussell, will lead the Opening Ceremony at about
11:30 am. In the early afternoon, the bands will all participate in a judged competition. The competition will be Open (not
by Grade) and will consist of a 2-parted 6/8 slow march and a 4-parted 6/8 quick march. Following the judged competition
each band will perform 20-minute sets throughout the rest of the afternoon. A final massed-bands will occur at about 5:30
12:30pm Glen Erin Competition
12:45pm Grand Rapids Competition
1:00pm Cabar Feidh Competition
1:15pm Flint Scottish Competition
1:30pm Detroit Caledonian Competition
2:00pm Glen Erin Concert
2:20pm Grand Rapids Concert
2:40pm Cabar Feidh Concert
3:00pm Flint Scottish Concert
3:20pm Detroit Caledonian Concert
5:30pm Mass Bands - Athletic Field
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Saline Celtic Festival Office
100 North Harris
(located in lower level of Saline City Hall)
Saline, Michigan 48176
The city of Saline, Michigan holds the Saline Celtic Festival annually in Millpond Park with generous support from our sponsors. We thank you for visiting this website.
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