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    by Greggor58 Written Aug 3, 2009

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    There are three main venues for watching and listening to the bands as they compete...they march onto the designated area and play a melody or march tune while they are being judged by four different men guaging different aspects of the performance...

    The bands are judged according to the following criteria...which Ive found on the website belonging to the "Glengarry Highland Games" .
    Its takes a "special" ear to hear subtle differences I guess....and for sure I know that you either Love em or NOT....

    ATTACK - a combination of drum rolls, drones and chanters beginning at specific points together, in-sync, before the tune is started.

    TONE/TUNING - quality of sound of chanters, drones and drums

    EXPRESSION - a combination of tempo, rhythm and duration of notes in music.

    PITCH - the sharpness or flatness of the pipe chanters and drum heads.

    EXECUTION - how well particular movements and played and executed

    UNISON - how well the pipe or drum corps plays together (as one)

    ENSEMBLE - how the pipe and drum corps complement each other musically.

    Access to the grounds is about $ 20.00 for the day.....and if you would like "reserved seating" there is a bandstand that will cost you an extra $ 10.00 on top of the general admission fee.

    Parking is included in the cost of admission...its easy and hassle free to bring your own cooler with food and drinks...as long as there's no glassware involved...

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    by Greggor58 Written Aug 3, 2009

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    There's always a few ways to drop a couple of dollars if you're here and you just have to SHOP....

    You can find a lot of books,key fobs, plaques with Scottish Clan name's and histories...T shirts,towels,scabbards,KILTS,Bagpipes...chanters......you name it...its here for you to have if thats your wish...

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