Graham Brown Joins Premier
12 August 2010
Leading Drummer of Peel Regional Police Pipe Band, Graham Brown is one of the world’s premier pipe band snare drummers. With over 18 years playing experience, he is a 3 time World Drum Corps Champion, an accredited judge and internationally respected teacher.
Graham started his drumming career as the Lead Drummer of the Milton Optimist Pipe Band, founded by his mother Gail. The band was very successful, winning the World Juvenile Championships in 1994 and the Grade 3 Worlds in 1997. After four years of playing Grade 1 in Ontario, Graham moved to Scotland to play with Jim Kilpatrick and the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band in 2002.
In his time with Shotts, Graham won 2 World Pipe Band Championships, 3 World Drum Corps Championships and a total of 16 Major Drumming Championships. In 2007 he returned home to Canada and was named the Lead Drummer of the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band.
In the solo realm, Graham has won the North American Championships at Maxville Six times, the Agnew-Harrison Invitational Five times, the Kansas City Gold Medal, and has been a Finalist at the World Solo Drumming Championships. Graham teaches private lessons, workshops, and schools internationally. He is a certified judge, and sits on the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario's Music Board.