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College of Piping band wins major award

A band from the College of Piping in Summerside has been named best on the continent after a competition in Ontario over the weekend.

A band from the College of Piping in Summerside has been named best in North America after a competition in Ontario Saturday.

The Grade 4 band beat out 17 other groups for the honour at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario.

The band has nine pipers and 11 drummers ranging in age from 14 to 35.

Some of the pipers and drummers did a victory lap after the win.

The band will now head to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships in August 2012.