More bands have made the switch to Chesney Chanters and Reeds in 2018.
The Johnstone Organisation changed both their Grade 1 and Grade 3B bands over to Chesney Copper Pipe Reeds this year. The Grade 1 band enjoyed a very good second season in Grade 1 and topped it off by qualifying for the Grade 1 final of the World Pipe Band Championships, in only their second year in Grade 1.
The Johnstone Grade 3B band won 3 Major Championships in 2018 and lifted the 2018 Grade 3B Champions of Champions prize!
Check out the Johnstone Grade 1 band in action at the World Championships playing Chesney Copper Pipe Reeds
In the Juvenile Grade, West Lothian Schools Pipe Band changed to playing Chesney Copper Pipe Reeds in 2018. They join bands like mutiple world champions, Dollar Academy and George Watson's College playing Chesney Reeds in the Juvenile Grade.
Have a Listen to their World Championship performance playing Chesney Copper Pipe Reeds.