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The Family Tree - October/November 2004
Houstonís St. Thomasí Episcopal School Pipe and Drum Band Captures Fourth World Championship

Glasgow, Scotland- The St. Thomasí Episcopal School Pipe and Drum Band of Houston, Texas, took first place in the Juvenile World Championships held on Glasgow Green Saturday, August 14. The band played at 9:56 a.m. GMT and results were announced at  7:15 p.m. This is their fourth time to win this prestigious title following tough competition from eight competitors in the division. The band also won best drum corps and, for the third consecutive time, best bass section.

In Scottish Highland Dancing news, St. Thomasí Episcopal School three-time U.S. Highland Dancing Champion Carla Gardner continues to gather more international recognition. She recently was named second runner-up at a leading Highland dancing competition held in Scotland, and is eagerly anticipating the World Highland Dancing Championships that are to be held at the end of August.

Back LtoR:  Bordon Sampson, Band Director; Diane Krugh, Dance Director; and Michael Cusack, Band Director.
Front LtoR:  Brian Matthews, drumming; Carla Gardner, dance; and Joseph Doyle, piping.

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