Desert Skye has the honor and privilege to welcome four new members to the band in September. All four passed their parade level auditions this past month and received their kilts.
First off, we welcome John McDougall, on snare drum. He has been playing for 20+ years and just moved to Las Vegas two months back from Scotland. John has played with many bands in Scotland, and has even competed in the Grade 1 circle at the Worlds Championships.
For pipers, we welcome Bridger Woods, Matthew Swigart and Max Kuniansky. Bridger and Matthew are both teenagers, new to piping. They have been taking lessons for about a year. They are very excited to be in the band and look forward to their first parade at the end of October.
Max has been playing on and off for almost thirty years and recently discovered the band after moving to Las Vegas. He originally picked up the pipes in the late 1980's, and learned in Miami, Florida, the hot bed of American bagpiping.
We are really happy to have them in the band and expect great things from them in the future. Congrats guys!