Local bagpipe band wins big award in Sedona

Pictured from left are Pipe Major Michael Donelson, Jason Wamble, Drum Major Joe Tulley, Mike Stuckey, Josh Prout, Scott Grimes, Patty Williams and Russ Miller.

Pictured from left are Pipe Major Michael Donelson, Jason Wamble, Drum Major Joe Tulley, Mike Stuckey, Josh Prout, Scott Grimes, Patty Williams and Russ Miller.

SEDONA, Ariz. - The Southwest Skye Pipe and Drum Band of Williams was recently awarded Best Musical Group in the 2012 Sedona St. Patrick's Day Parade. This is the fourth year in a row they have won an award and were excited that they beat the competing bagpipe band from Phoenix.

They group meets weekly from 4-5:30 on Tuesdays and also holds a longer monthly practice session under the leadership of Pipe Major Michael Donelson. Members come from Williams, Flagstaff, Prescott and Prescott Valley.

Anyone interested in joining or learning to play the bagpipes can contact Michael at naupiper@live.com. Drummers are welcome also.

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