I've been piping for about 12 years but took off 6 years in the middle. I play with the UCR pipeband here in So. Cal- Western US Grand Champions in Grade 4 for two years. I also play competitively myself in solos- got 2nd in the western US this year so I moved up a grade for the coming season. Nice to hear from you.
"I only have this story, passed down from man to man, father to other person and son to stranger:
Young bull to old bull: "Hey! There's some nice cows over there in that field. Let's run over there and do some of them!"