Two locals compete at World Pipe Band Championships

Alan and Bonnie Bevan are members of the SFU Pipe Band

Abbotsford’s Alan Bevan

Two Abbotsford residents are among members of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band who performed at a sold-out concert in Glasgow, Scotland, and are then competing at the World Pipe Band Championships this week.

Pipe Major Alan Bevan and his wife Bonnie Bevan are among the band’s 52 members who performed Aug. 12 at the Nous Sommes Prets concert at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.

The band has performed at numerous international venues, including the Sydney Opera House, New York City’s Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre.

The band then competes at the world championships, beginning Aug. 14, with finals the following day.

The group has finished in the top three more than 20 times and has won six titles, including back-to-back wins in 2008 and 2009. Last year, they placed seventh.

Bevan said the band has spent the past two years preparing for this summer’s schedule.

The SFU Pipe Band is one of six Canadian bands competing at the world championship.

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