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Invercargill pipe band wins fans

Rousing applause from Canadians

Kirsty Macnicol

The Southland Times
June 21, 2001

VICTORIA (Canada) _ The City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band begins ts journey to Nova Scotia tomorrow , leaving behind new fans in Victoria, Vancouver Island.
The band's commitments in Victoria finished on Monday (NZ time) with the grand finale concert of the military Bandfest it had been invited to take part in.
The Pipin ' Hot show last week was the opening act for the event. It was followed by the military music and marching spectacular at an indoor ice hockey arena.
The band's marching routine earned rousing applause. It also combined with pipe, brass and reed bands from Canada and the United States for the massed band performances.
Today the band moves back to mainland Canada with a free day in Vancouver.
It then sets off on the seven-hour flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on
Canada's east coast tomorrowfor the Nova Scotia International Tattoo. It opens for a 10-day season on June 29.

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