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September 2004 - Alex Gandy

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Age: 15 (16 on December 9)
Instrument: Bagpipes
Make: 200 McCallum Bagpipes
Grade: 1
Teacher: Bruce Gandy (his dad), plus Willie McCallum and whenever he is in Ontario, he gets lessons from his grandpa
Band: 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel)
I nominated Alex

    Alex started playing the pipes when he was 10 years old.  He won champion supreme in grade 5, and skipped grade 4 after playing in one contest (the BCPA Indoor).  When he was in grade 3 he lived in Ontario with his grandparents and competed in the PPBSO for a year.  For grade 2 he went back to Atlantic Canada PBA and won champion supreme there as well.   Last year was his first year in grade one, at the age of 14.  He only won one event all year, and it was the march at Maxville.  This season he did really well, winning the amateur piper of the day at the Hamilton games, Halifax Highland Games, and the Antigonish Highland Games, plus he won the grade one aggregate at the BCPA Annual Gathering.
    In his spare time, Alex likes to play the guitar and other than hanging out with his friends and all the "normal stuff," and he doesn't really have spare time once school starts.


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Archive of Featured Teens
August 2004 - Myles Wilcott
June 2004 - Kirsten Mossington
April 2004 - Shane Smith
February 2004 - Matthew Mitchell
January 2004 - Adam Baines
December 2003 - Jackie Blake
November 2003 - Justin Vega
October 2003 - Alison Dunsire