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Jason is on Top of the Drum Majoring World!

Recent Stranmillis graduate Jason Price from Portadown was recently declared the “2017 Senior WORLD Champion Drum Major” at the World Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships at Glasgow Green on Saturday August 12.

Jason, representing Ravara Pipe Band, began drum majoring at the age of 14 and has just completed his eighth competitive season. He is a British champion (2013), Scottish Champion (2013), European Champion (2013 & 2017), All-Ireland Champion (2013, 2016 & 2017) and now a double World champion (2013 & 2017). Jason was also awarded the ‘Champion of Champions’ award this year for both Northern Ireland and Scotland and therefore will take on the role of Senior Drum Major for the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch, in 2018. 

With the competitive season now drawn to a close, Jason took part in the Belfast Tattoo at the SSE Arena, Belfast between 31st August and 2nd September as part of the massed pipes and drums. He will also take part in the Glasgow tattoo at the beginning of February 2018.

Jason displayed his drum majoring skills at the Music@Stran concert last May. Now graduated, he is beginning his first teaching post this September at the Birches Primary School, Portadown, teaching Primary 6.


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