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Date Posted: 02:27:05 02/23/02 Sat
LAPD was DQ'd because they only had one MSR ready for these pre-season games. The WUSPBA, as well as most pipe band associations require 2 MSR's to be chosen at the line. LAPD played a fine performance. Unfortunately, rules are rules, and they were applied to the letter.
That being said, there is probably a subtext as to why LAPD did not think they needed 2 MSR's for that games. I do not have a clear idea of what that subtext may be. I do know that LAPD came into the games in good faith, and thought they were doing what the games sponsors expected of them. They were also very good sports about the whole thing when they were given bad news. I think it is unfortunate that there couldn't have been better communication between the bands and the games committee.
LAPD remains one of the premier bands in North America. Our band felt quite fortunate to share the field with them at the Queen Mary, and we hold them in the highest esteem as a band, and as individuals. We enjoyed meeting their members and having fun with them following the games. More bands should have the class shown by LAPD.
>Why did lapd get DQ'd?
>I thought they played a nice performance, what went
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