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The Epic Project
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The Epic Project seeks to encourage promising young Pipers and Drummers who might
not be able to afford Highland Attire or high-quality Instruments to continue their Celtic
musical careers.
    Promising young pipers or drummers must be
    Recommended as a worthy recipient by a Drum
    Major, Pipe Major, Bagpipe Instructor or Drum
    Instructor. Recommendations must be emailed to
    Richard King at

    Susan Gordon Rose created The Epic Project in
    2015 with the support of many fellow Gordon
    Clansmen. The first beneficiary of The Epic Project
    was Austin Diepenhorst, a 16-year-old Grade 1
    Piper who is blind. A truly talented young man, he
    is a most deserving recipient and was nominated
    for the award by his instructors and pipe major.
    Since receiving his kit, Austin has gone on to win
    the very prestigious 20th annual George Sherriff
    Memorial Amateur Invitational Solo Piping
    Competition in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Only 9
    pipers from across North America were invited to
    compete and Austin was named Overall Winner
    after placing 1st in both the March-Strathspey-Reel
    Competition and the 6/8 March Competition.

    The Epic Project Recipient for 2018 is Filemon
    Tan of Houston, TX age 17.  Filemon is currently
    attending, Saint Thomas Episcopal School in
    Houston Texas, where he is the Pipe Major of the
    school’s pipe band. He is a Grade 1 Piper and
    competes across the USA, Filemon will receive
    Uniforms or “Kits” from owned by
    Susan Gordon Rose a House of Gordon Member.
    The use of which, he will be able to use to further
    his career as a Bagpiper. He will also receive Gifts
    of Piping Accessories for use from HighlandReeds.
    com. owned by Bruce Hitching B.E.M., and St.
    Andrews University of North Carolina has added to
    his Gifting a very generous Scholarship to the
    University arranged for by Bill Caudell.
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20th Sherriff Memorial champion Austin
Diepenhorst receiving a set of McCallum
pipes from judge Ian Duncan