Malaysian Sikh pipe band emerge champs at world championships

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Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band emerge category champions at Worlds Glasglow 2019 – Photo: Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band/Jesmesh Singh
By Asia Samachar Team | SCOTLAND |

A Malaysian Sikh pipe band emerged category champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland.

The amazing feat at Glasglow capped months of diligent training and a single-minded push to display their very best at the pinnacle of competitive pipe band competition.

Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band were named champs of Grade 4B at the Worlds yesterday (17 Aug 2019). The band emerged tops for overall and drumming as well best parade.

This is the second time the Malaysian band took part in the world series organised by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

Up to 8,000 pipers and drummers from 195 bands converged at the Glasgow Green for the last two days (Aug 16-17).

The bands were from 13 countries: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Eire, the US, Belgium, England, Spain, Malaysia, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Sri Dasmesh – named after the tenth Guru of the Sikhs and the only Malaysian pipe band at the event – was formed in 1986 by Sukdev Singh, a commercial pilot and a director of an international school by the same name, with his brother Harvinder Singh.

The world championship winning band was led by pipe major Tirath Singh (22-year old), drum sergeant Tripert Singh (25) and mid-section head Sukhpreet Kaur (22). Tirath Singh and Tripert Singh, who also happen to be brothers, are both pilots with national carrier Malaysia Airlines.

Together, they led the band through 13 months of tireless practice. They met three times a week for two hours or more each session at the Sri Dasmesh International School in Kuala Lumpur.

Tirath said that this was the band’s gift to the country for Merdeka and hope that all Malaysians will hold their heads high in pride because Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band raised the Jalur Gemilang in Scotland and brought home the Silverware.

The band during pre-Worlds
Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band at Worlds Glasglow 2019 – Photo: Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band/Jesmesh Singh

RELATED STORY:

Sri Dasmesh emerge champs at South East Asian Pipe Band Championships (Asia Samachar, 5 June 2016)

Sri Dasmesh a hit at World Pipe Band Championship (Asia Samachar, 19 Aug 2015)

 

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  1. A tremendous boost to the Dashmesh Band and many times over to the Qaum.
    Hearitist congratulations to S Sukhdev Singh Ji and Harvinder Singh Ji not forgetting their better halves.
    Great of Tripert Singh, Sukhpreet Kaur and Tirath Singh and ALL the Band Members. Just great.
    Khalsa Diwan Malaysia conveys LAKH LAKH VEDAYIAN and CHAD DI KELA.
    KEEP PLAYING………

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  3. Malaysia’s Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at world pipe band championship in Scotland

    Last update: 18/08/2019

    By Dhiyaulhaq Hamzah

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 (Bernama) – Malaysia’s Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.
    The amazing feat at Glasgow capped months of diligent training and a single-minded push to display their very best at the pinnacle of competitive pipe band competition.
    According to Asia Samachar, an independent news portal for Sikhs in Southeast Asia, the Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band were named champs of Grade 4B.
    The band emerged tops for overall and drumming as well as best parade.
    This is the second time the Malaysian band took part in the world series organised by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.
    Up to 8,000 pipers and drummers from 195 bands converged at the Glasgow Green in the last two days.
    The bands were from 13 countries, namely New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Eire, America, Belgium, England, Spain, Malaysia, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
    Sri Dasmesh – named after the tenth Guru of the Sikhs and the only Malaysian pipe band at the event – was formed in 1986 by Sukdev Singh, a commercial pilot and director of an international school by the same name, with his brother Harvinder Singh.
    The team is scheduled to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 10 pm on Monday.
    http://bernama.com/en/news.php?id=1758110
    — BERNAMA

  4. Pipe band dari Malaysia muncul juara kejohanan dunia

    Astro Awani | Diterbitkan pada Ogos 18, 2019 22:57 MYT

    SEBUAH kumpulan pancaragam dari Malaysia muncul juara di Kejohanan Pipe Band Dunia di Scotland, yang berlangsung pada Sabtu.

    Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band dinobatkan sebagai juara bagi kategori Gred 4B ‘drumming’ dan ‘best parade’.

    Mereka mencatat markah tertinggi keseluruhan selain muncul sebagai pasukan perarakan terbaik.

    Pencapaian cemerlang di Glasgow itu adalah hasil latihan keras demi memberikan yang terbaik untuk bersaing dalam pertandingan tersebut.

    Ini merupakan kali kedua band tersebut mengambil bahagian dalam siri kejohanan dunia yang dianjurkan oleh Persatuan Band Paip Diraja Scotland itu.

    “Kami mahu memberi peluang kepada anak muda di Malaysia untuk bermimpi dan mencapai impian mereka.

    “Ini menunjukkan kepada dunia bahawa Malaysia juga mempunyai pemuzik bertaraf dunia, ” kata wakil kumpulan itu, Tripert Singh.

    Tripert juga menganggap kemenangan mereka sebagai hadiah untuk Hari Kemerdekaan negara yang ke-62, bulan ini.

    Kira-kira 8,000 pemain yang menganggotai 195 kumpulan menyertai pertandingan yang berlangsung selama dua hari itu.

    Selain Malaysia, 13 negara negara lain yang turut bertanding ialah New Zealand, Australia, Kanada, Austria, Switzerland, Eire, Amerika Syarikat, Belgium, England, Sepanyol, Ireland Utara dan Scotland.

    Sri Dasmesh yang mengambil nama sempena Guru Sikh yang kesepuluh, ditubuhkan pada tahun 1986 adik-beradik, Sukdev Singh dan Harvinder Singh.

    http://www.astroawani.com/gaya-hidup/pipe-band-dari-malaysia-muncul-juara-kejohanan-dunia-215279

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