Robert Gordon’s College is proud to announce that Rory M (P7) was crowned Under 12 Champion Piper at the National Piping Centre Junior Competition. 

Novice A member of the Robert Gordon’s College Pipe Band, Rory placed in the prize lists for all three of the categories he entered following online video submissions. 

This annual event celebrates the best in young piping, from all pipers aged under 18 years old and this year marked its 25th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, the competition widened to include more categories, events and a brand new freestyle category, which allowed competitors to get creative with technology, other instruments and their own compositions.

Mr Sumner, Piping Instructor of the Robert Gordon’s College Pipe Band said: “We are extremely proud of Rory for his achievement at the National Piping Centre Junior Competition. 

“Not only was it a special year with the competition celebrating its 25th anniversary but this year broke entry records receiving entries from 132 competitors across the UK and internationally. Well done Rory!”

Below are details of Rory’s category placings at the competition: 

  • U12 2/4 March

1st place - Rory Menzies 

  • U12 Strathspey & Reel

3rd place - Rory Menzies 

  • U12 Piobaireachd Ground

2nd place - Rory Menzies 

  • U12 Champion Piper – Rory Menzies
Rory pipes his way to victory at national competition