Drummer Darren does it again with pipe band

Darren celebrates with band members
Darren celebrates with band members

Local drummer Darren Mitchell has scooped a second World Pipe Band title in a row with Johnstone Pipe Band.

The band were crowned Grade 2 World Pipe Band Champions at the Worlds competition held at Glasgow Green on Saturday 15th August, beating bands from places like Canada, Australia, Ireland and Denmark in the 12 band final.

Darren’s band have also won the European Pipe Band Championships and are the Scottish Drum Corps Champions of Grade 2 this season.

This follows on from Johnstone’s win at the World Championships this time last year in the Grade 3A category.

Darren said: “The band has been phenomenal. To have been promoted to a higher grade and win the World Championships in the same season is really quite an accomplishment.”