Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Triumph Street Pipe Band winning the Grade 1 World Drum Corps Championship at the 1979 World Pipe Band Championships in Nottingham, England.
Triumph Street Pipe Band Drum Corps – 1979 World Drum Corps Champions. L-R: Jeff Crowter, Scott Robertson, Kennedy Cranswick, L/D Willie McErlean, Jim Inglis, Jan Senyk, Terry Leonard (Photo: Allan Skalazub)
At the time, it was the highest championship prize captured by a BC pipe band, which also included the remarkable achievement of two BC bands, Triumph Street and City of Victoria, capturing 5th and 6th prizes respectively in the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championship.
A link to a picture montage of that memorable day including the audio recording of the Triumph Street Pipe Band drum corps winning performance is shown here.