Steven G. Brownlee
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Awards and Honors

Great Highland Bagpipe players, being generally of Scottish descent, frequently look for competitions with other pipers to gauge how well they are playing. They meet at highland games around the world to play in front of judges, who then declare who played best that day.

I compete, and have won awards, at some of the largest gatherings of pipers in the United States. Most notably Stone Mountain in Georgia, and Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

I have played for the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton, the Louisiana State Senate, Governors, parish Presidents, Renaissance Festivals, block parties, countless weddings and funerals, parties, boat christenings, and, well, you get the idea.

Grade III Awards and Honors

October 21, 2017 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 3rd in 2/4 March
    - 5th in Piobaireachd
    - 5th in Strathspey/Reel
October 7, 2017 - Scotland County Highland Games, Laurinburg, NC
    - 5th in Strathspey/Reel
September 16, 2017 - Charleston Highland Games, Charleston, SC
    - 4th in Piobaireachd
    - 5th in Strathspey/Reel
September 9, 2017 - Edinboro Highland Games, Edinboro, PA
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 5th in 6/8 March
    - 6th in Strathspey/Reel
July 8, 2017 - The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, NC
    - 6th in Piobaireachd
June 3, 2017 - The Austin Bagpipe Competition, Austin, TX
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 1st in 6/8 March (Above Grade Level)
    - 4th in 2/4 March
    - 5th in Strathspey/Reel
    - 5th in Jig
May 20, 2017 - The Smoky Mountain Highland Games, Merryville, TN
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 4th in Strathspey/Reel
    - 4th in 2/4 March
April 30, 2017 - The Las Vegas Highland Games, Las Vegas, NV
    - 4th in Piobaireachd
    - 6th in Strathspey/Reel
    - 6th in Jig
November 20, 2016 - The Battle of the Bayou, LA Renfest, Hammond, LA
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 2nd in 2/4 March

October 15, 2016 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
July 23, 2016- Red Stick Regional, Baton Rouge, LA
    - 4th in Piobaireachd

July 27, 2015- Red Stick Regional, Baton Rouge, LA
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd
    - 3rd in 6/8 March
    - 3rd in Jig
    - 4th in Strathspey/Reel

November 15, 2014 - Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LA
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 1st in 2/4 March (Above Grade Level)
    - 1st in 6/8 March (Above Grade Level)
    - 2nd in Jig

    - 2nd in Strathspey/Reel
July 26, 2014 - Red Stick Regional, Baton Rouge, LA
    - 1st in Strathspey/Reel
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd
    - 2nd in 6/8 March
    - 2nd in Jig

November 16, 2013 - Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LA
    - 2nd in 6/8 March
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd
    - 3rd in Strathspey/Reel
July 27, 2013 - Red Stick Regional, Baton Rouge, LA
    - 1st in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 3rd in Strathspey/Reel
    - 3rd in 6/8 March
    - 4th in 2/4 March

October 20, 2012 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
     - 3rd in Piobaireachd
September 8
, 2012 - Celtic Fest, Jackson, MS
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd (Above Grade Level)
    - 3rd in 2/4 March
    - 4th in Jig
    - 4th in 6/8 March
    - 5th in Strathspey/Reel
September 1, 2012 - Ceol Na Pioba Solo Bagpipe Competition, Shreveport, LA
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 1st in Strathspey/Reel
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 2nd in Jig
July 28, 2012 - Red Stick Regional, Baton Rouge, LA
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd
    - 3rd in 6/8 March
    - 6th in Strathspey/Reel
April 14, 2012 - Arkansas Scottish Festival, Batesville, AR
    - 5th in Piobaireachd

October 15, 2011 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 6th in Piobaireachd
September 17
, 2011 - Oklahoma Scottish Festival, Tulsa, OK
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 1st in Strathspey/Reel
July 23, 2011 - Red Stick Regional, Baton Rouge, LA
    Grade III Piper Of The Day
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 2nd in 6/8 March
    - 2nd in Strathspey/Reel

October 16, 2010 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 5th in Piobaireachd   
    - 6th in Strathspey/Reel

October 17, 2009 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd
August 15, 2009 - Summer Sizzle in the SW, Dallas, TX
    - 4th in 2/4 March
June 20, 2009 - North Alabama Scottish Festival, Scotsboro, AL
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 1st in Jig
    - 2nd in Strathspey/Reel
May 30, 2009 - Glasgow Highland Games, Glasgow, KY
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 4th in 2/4 March
    - 6th in 6/8 March
April 4, 2009 - San Antonio Highland Games, San Antonio, Tx
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 3rd in 6/8 March
    - 3rd in Strathspey/Reel

November 15, 2008 - Highland Games of Louisiana, Jackson, LA
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 2nd in 6/8 March
    - 3rd in Strathspey/Reel
    - 3rd in Jig
October 18, 2008 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 4th in 2/4 March
    - 4th in Strathspey/Reel

July 26, 2008 - Baton Rouge, La. EUSPBA Competition
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 2nd in 6/8 March
    - 2nd in Strathspey/Reel

October 21, 2006 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 5th in Piobaireachd
April 1, 2006 - Swamp Celts Highland Games, Gonzales, La.
    - 1st in Jig
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd
    - 2nd in 6/8 March
    - 3rd in Strathspey/Reel

October 15 2005 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 5th in 2/4 March
October 15 2005 - Atlanta, GA
    - was honored to play for His Grace, the Duke of Hamilton, and his Duchess, Lady Kay
April 2, 2005 - Swamp Celts Highland Games, Gonzales, La.
    - Awarded PIPER OF THE DAY, Grade III
    - 1st in Piobaireachd
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 1st in Jig
    - 1st in Strathspey/Reel
December 2004 - Moved up to Grade III in Eastern United States Pipe Band grading scale

Grade IV Sr. Division Awards and Honors

October 2004 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd Full Tune
    - 5th in 2/4 March
July 2004 - Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Grandfather Mountain, NC
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd ground
    - 6th in 2/4 March

September 2003 - Alabama Highland Games, Montgomery, AL
    - 4th in Piobaireachd ground
    - 4th in 6/8 March
April 2003 - 24th Arkansas Scottish Festival, Batesville, AR
    - Awarded PIPER OF THE DAY, Grade IV
    - 1st in Piobaireachd ground
    - 1st in 2/4 March

March 2002 - Scottish Highland Games of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
    - 1st in Piobaireachd ground
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 2nd in 2/4 March

November 2001 - Highland Games of Louisiana, Jackson, LA
    - Awarded PIPER OF THE DAY, 2nd year in a row
    - 1st in Piobaireachd ground
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 3rd in Slow March
April 2001 - Culloden Highland Games, Culloden, GA
    - 2nd in Piobaireachd full tune
    - 3rd in Piobaireachd ground
    - 3rd in 6/8 March
March 2001 - Scottish Highland Games of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
    - 1st in Piobaireachd ground
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in 6/8 March
February 2001 - Highland Games and Scottish Heritage Festival, Sarasota, FL
    - 4th in Piobaireachd full tune

November 2000 - Highland Games of Louisiana, Jackson, LA
    - Awarded PIPER OF THE DAY
    - 1st in Piobaireachd ground
    - 1st in 2/4 March
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 1st in Slow March
July 2000 - Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Grandfather Mountain, NC
    - 4th in Piobaireachd ground
April 2000 - named Official Piper for Clan Ferguson, Region 4
April 2000 - Culloden Highland Games, Culloden, GA
    - 1st in 6/8 March
    - 1st in Piobaireachd full tune
    - 3rd in 2/4 March

November 1999 - Highland Games of Louisiana, Jackson, LA
    - 1st in Piobaireachd full tune
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
August 1999 - Scottish Highland Games of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
    - 3rd in 6/8 March
January 1999 - Central Florida Scottish Highland Games, Orlando, FL
    - 1st in 2/4 March

Grade V Awards and Honors

October 1998 - Stone Mountain Highland Games, Stone Mountain, GA
    - 2nd in 2/4 March
August 1998 - Scottish Highland Games of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
    - 1st in 2/4 March


Sir Ewin Cameron of Lochiel's Salute

Bagpiper of the Day, July 23, 2011 Red Stick Regional, Baton Rouge, LA

Bagpiper and Friend at Louisiana Renaissance Festivel, 2008

Bagpiping on the Competition Boards, Stone Mountain, October 2007

Bagpipe Blue painted pict, LRF 2007

Katrina Memorial 12/5/2005, Pipes Around the World, Mandeville, LA

Bagpipe Competition, Batesville, AR 04/2003 Piper of the day

Bagpipe Competition winner, Culloden, GA 4/2001

Bagpipe Compitition, Jackson, LA 11/20/99

Bagpipe parade, Leading Clan Hamilton at Grandfather Mountain, 2000