LAURINBURG, N.C. — The St. Andrews University Pipe Band competed in the 44th annual Charleston Highland Games on Sept. 19.
The event took place at the Boone Hall Plantation, home to one of the largest piping and drumming contests in the Southeast.
Members of the St. Andrews University Pipe Band competed in both solos, and the Grade 3 band contest. Bass drummer Danny Iovino-Ortiz took home the trophy for bass drummer of the day. The St. Andrews University Pipe Band Drum Corps, led by Drum Sgt. Michael Iannuzzi, took home the first-place trophy for the third consecutive year in a row.
“It was a tough contest between four great bands, and four great drum corps. I am extremely proud of the effort put forth by every member of the St. Andrews University Pipe Band, and I look forward to many more wins this season,” Iannuzzi said in a university news release.
The band as a whole took third at the contest. The next competition was held at the Scotland County Highland Games Oct. 3 in the band’s hometown of Laurinburg, North Carolina.