Kia ora and the best of Gaelic luck to the New Zealand Police Pipe Band as they head into the 2018 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships in Rotorua.
The band goes into the championships today (Friday 9 March) and tomorrow on a roll, having won three from three so far this season.
Most recently, the band defended their Grade One Champions title at the Wellington Hawkes Bay Centre contest last month in Raumati Beach, also winning the MSR, Street March, Piping, Drumming, and Bass and Tenor prizes.
In the heat of the Turakina Highland Games in January, the band won overall and the MSR, Medley, Ensemble, Open Bass & Tenor categories, and came second in Drumming.
In its first outing, at the Jenny Mair Square Day in Palmerston North in December, the band took the overall Grade 1 prize and the Drumming, Bass and Tenor and Ensemble categories.
See Ten One next week for a report from the championships.