As we move deep into the major pipe band contests, here is a bit of vintage quality that was considered the top of the field in its day: Dysart & Dundonald at the 1974 World Pipe Band Championships. Bob Shepherd is at the helm for this 2nd place performance. Dysart was one of the more influential bands of the period up into the early 1980s, laying the musical groundwork for the 78th Fraser Highlanders and their 1987 win. The style is very aggressive for the day. While the style of playing and presentation has changed quite a bit over the years since then, the camera work in the Grade 1 circle, seemingly, has not.