Pipes & Drums

The Fergus Scottish Festival hosts its solo and band competition in conjunction with the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario and will showcase some of Ontario's best talent.
The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is proud to host over 20 Pipe bands playing all weekend long!
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful skirl of the pipes and heart-thumping beat of the drums as bands perform at the Friday night Tattoo’d in Tradition ceremony, and throughout the festival grounds from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Pipers and drummers will also be playing at the main gate to greet our visitors, setting the scene for an authentic Scottish experience.
Check back here to see the results of this year’s competition!

2018 Saturday Competitions - Order of Play

  • Professional Piping
  • Grade 1 Piping
  • Grade 2 Piping
  • Grade 3 Piping
  • Grade 4 Piping
  • Grade 5 Piping
  • Practice Pad/Chanter Piping
  • Professional Piobaireachd
  • Senior Amateur Piobaireachd
  • Intermediate Amateur Piobaireachd
  • Junior Amateur Piobaireachd
  • Novice Piobaireachd
  • Professional Snare
  • Grade 1 Snare
  • Grade 2 Snare
  • Grade 3 Snare
  • Grade 4 Snare
  • Grade 5 Snare
  • Practice Pad/Chanter Snare
  • Professional Tenor
  • Grade 1 Tenor
  • Grade 2 Tenor
  • Grade 3 Tenor
  • Grade 4 Tenor
  • Grade 5 Tenor
  • Professional Bass
  • Amateur Bass
  • Novice Bass
  • Professional Drum Major
  • Amateur Drum Major
  • Grade 1 Set
  • Grade 2 Medley
  • Grade 3 Set
  • Grade 4 Medley
  • Grade 5 March Medley

The list of competitors grows every day. The Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario  has the full list of competitors

Fergus Trophy Winners:

  • Professional Drummer – Cameron McKail
  • Professional Piper – Tyler Bridge
  • Amateur Drummer – James Kirkwood
  • Amateur Piper – Gavin Mackay
  • Under 19 Piper of the Day – Kayleigh Johnstone
  • Grade 2 Pipe Band – Hamilton Police Pipe Band
  • Grade 3 Pipe Band – Guelph Pipe Band
  • Grade 4 Pipe Band – 8 Wing RCAF Pipes and Drums
  • Grade 5 Pipe Band – Peel Regional Police Pipe Band

For full list of results  see the PPBSO website

Fergus Trophy Winners:

  • Professional Drummer – Iain Bell
  • Professional Piper – Tyler Bridge
  • Amateur Drummer – James Berry
  • Amateur Piper – Colin Johnstone
  • Under 19 Piper of the Day – Colin Johnstone
  • Grade 3 Pipe Band – Guelph Pipe Band
  • Grade 4 Pipe Band – Paris/Port Dover Pipe Band
  • Grade 5 Pipe Band – Paris/Port Dover Pipe Band

Fergus Trophy Winners:

  • Professional Piper: MacDonald, Ian K.
  • Professional Drummer: Haynes, Jeremy E.
  • Amateur Piper: MacKay, Gavin
  • Amateur Drummer: Orosz, Kenneth
  • Under 19 Piper of the Day: MacKay, Gavin