On the night of Tuesday November 27th, between 11:00pm and 1:00am, Pipe Major Trevor Takahashi's pipes were stolen out of his car, along with his laptop and laptop bag. The car was parked on the northwest corner of 9th and Grand in Downtown Los Angeles, and the front passenger window was bashed in to gain access to the car. A formal police report has been made, but we're hoping to get the word out to as many people as possible; both in and out of the Scottish/Pipe Band community.
Please see the attached photos and the descriptions below and alert the Pasadena Scots or Trevor directly via Facebook Messenger if you see any of these items for sale at Pawn Shops in the LA area, or online via sites like Offer Up, Craigslist, etc.
Trevor and the Pasadena Scots appreciate you spreading the word and taking the time to help in the hopes that we can recover his pipes.
INSTRUMENT CASE DESCRIPTION: MAKE: Bagpipe Skin MODEL: Deer IDENTIFIABLE MARKS: California Tartan tied to handle, PASADENA SCOTS patch and luggage tags on the case as well
BAGPIPE DESCRIPTION: MAKE: McCallum YEAR: 2003 MODEL: AB2 (blackwood pipes with half mounted nickel/imitation ivory ferrules/mounts) BAG COVER: Black sunbrella with metallic silver trim and PASADENA SCOTS rose logo embroidery. BAG: Begg sheepskin DRONE CORDS: Black silk BLOWPIPE: Cameron Wylie adjustable IDENTIFIABLE MARKS: None
ALSO IN THE CASE: - McCallum Blackwood practice chanter with engraved nickel detail and "Pipe Major Trevor Takahashi" engraved text. - McCallum McC² Solo Chanter, blackwood - G1 Plastic Chanter with Yellow Tone Protector chanter top - Black glengarry with black pom pom - Plastic tupperware kit containing various piping supplies
MISC: A black "Baggu" brand messenger bag with a MacBook Air (covered in stickers, including a PASADENA SCOTS sticker), and various other documents was also stolen. ...
Congratulations to the following soloists in WUSPBA who will move up a grade for the 2019 season.
Novice Bass moving to Intermediate Brendan O’Leary
Grade 4 Snare moving to 3 Ethan Braithwaite Jeremiah Butterworth Alana Deely Teddy Duarte Dylan Gates Chase Simpson
Grade 2 Snare moving to 1 Raymond Marshall
Grade 4 Piping moving to 3 Zachary Arbios Doug Copenhaver Melody Farquhar Chang Brennan Foley Jessica Fowles Brandon Fowles Brad Hansen Stephen Harrington Marie Hollinger Malachi Johanson Ana Kelly Megan Kennedy Ewan Laplante Laurel Leishman Mathew Launer Hugo McKay Mathew Morrison Andrew Murphy Michael Nichols Valerie Olivas Ashton Steele Chuck Riggs Gillies Robertson Nicholas San Juan Bob Skinner Robert Spetz Andrea Stoller Conner Studulski John Verdin William Wallace Devon Watson
Grade 4 Piobaireachd moving to 3 Kariann Hibbard Kathleen Madden Brian Sheldon
Grade 3 Piping moving to 2 Noah Cox Sam Duarte Sean McRoberts Kristopher Muse Colin Speed Stephanie Trudeau
Grade 3 Piobaireachd moving to 2 Harry Farrar Allan Wood
The 2018 WUSPBA AGM this past weekend was hard work for all involved. The Executive Committee met from 7 PM - 10 PM on Thursday, and the Executive Committee and Music Board met from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on Friday. The general session lasted from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Over 20 bylaws and changes to contest rules were reviewed, discussed, amended and considered. 31 different bands were represented, including all the Inter-Mountain Branch bands.
The 2019 AGM will be held in the Northern Branch, tentatively being planned for Sacramento, in early November. Look for more updates in the coming months. ...