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The Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, sponsored by The Dowco Group of Companies, and wearing the MacLean of Duart Weathered Tartan, is a Grade One competitive and concert pipe band based in Greater Vancouver, Canada. Originally established in 1971, Dowco Triumph Street holds the honour of being the first band outside of Scotland to win a major World Championship prize, winning "The Sash" in 1979 under Lead Drummer Willie McErlean.
The band is led by Pipe Major David Hilder and Drum Sergeant Gary Corkin, along with support from Pipe Sergeant Shaunna Hilder and Pipe Corporal Gary Nimmo. The band has enjoyed considerable success including winning the 2006 World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 2 in a field of 39 bands. The Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band were promoted to the elite grade 1 status after also securing the North American title in 2007.
DTSPB may be based in Vancouver, but also includes award-
In 2016, the band once again travelled to the United Kingdom, this time to compete in the European Pipe Band Championships, held in the picturesque Stormont Estate in Belfast. The band placed a credible 8th place in the Grade 1 event.
2017 sees a return again for the band to compete at the British Championships in Paisley and the World Pipe Band Championships, held at Glasgow Green in August.
Bellingham Highland Games
Dowco Triumph Street takes 2x 1st placings in Piping in the MSR event and loses out overall on ensemble to the…