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Alexander started playing Bagpipes when he was 8 years old, starting with the Northwest Junior Pipe Band based in Shoreline, WA and playing with them for 4 years before becoming the Pipe Major of the Grade 4 band. In his second year as Pipe major, Northwest Junior won the BCPA Grade 4 Season Aggregate for the first time. In 2011, Alexander's 7th year of playing, he Pipe Majored a combined Grade 3 band called the Northwest White Spot United Pipe Band made up of the Northwest Junior Pipe Band from the Seattle area of Washington State and the White Spot Pipe Band from the Vancouver area of British Columbia. The same year that he was Pipe Major of the United band, he joined Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band. He played with both bands through the entire BC Pipers Association season and at the World Pipe Band Championships, winning 1st in piping in Grade 3 at the Bridge of Allan Highland games and 5th at the Worlds with the United band, and winning the Qualifier and coming 9th overall with Triumph Street. Alexander still helps the Northwest Junior Pipe Band, and instructs a few students, continuing to give back to the community that has made an important impact in his life.
Alexander is very happy to have been part of Triumph Street's journey. His first time playing with the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, was during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when Triumph Street was selected to play for the Curling events. Alexander was one of a select group of youth in the community to be invited to play with them for some of their 57 performances, then played with the band winning the Qualifiers at the World Pipe Band Championships 2 years in a row. Alexander had the pleasure of recording the CD "With Purpose" with the band, and was honored to have a solo at the beginning of a track, and a duet on the album. To wrap up a remarkable year, to be able perform the material on the album at the Pipes for Peace concert with the band as well as sharing the stage with Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band was another memorable moment for Alexander.
Alexander is also a competitive solo player, competing in the Pacific Northwest and recently started competing in Scotland. In 2011, he placed 2nd overall in the BCPA Grand Aggregate standings for the Grade 1 class. Alexander was then invited for the first time to compete at the Nicol-
As well as being a competitive piper, Alexander is a student. He studies music at Shoreline Community College, hoping to be a music producer or audio engineer in the music business.