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June 2004 - Kirsten Mossington

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Age: 15
Instrument: Bagpipes
Make: Hendersons
Grade: 1
Teacher: Jack Lee and Jim Stewart
Band: Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band (grade 3)
I nominated Kirsten

    When Kirsten was little, her dad was always involved in pipe bands as a drummer.  When she was three years old, she told her dad that when she grew up, she wanted to be a bagpiper.  She began piping in the grade 4 White Spot Pipe Band when she was just 7 years old, and in only six months she was on the pipes.   After juggling highland dancing and piping for a few years, she decided that she wanted to fully concentrate on piping.  So far, she has won many first prizes and aggregates, but her biggest accomplishment yet is having been moved up to grade one when she was only 13.
     Kirsten has played for the Queen and the royal familiy in Braemar, Scotland as part of the Canadian Massed Pipes and Drums.  She's also played for Prince Andrew and Diana Krall when the were in Vancouver for a conference in 2003.   She has been to Scotland; Idaho; Edmonton, Alberta; Moterey, California; and most recently Costa Mesa, California - all with different bands.  Other than piping, Kirsten likes to play ice hockey and enjoys any kind of competitive physical activity.


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