The MCS systems have really been excellent for Simon Fraser University Pipe Band and me personally. They are very well made and we haven’t had any problem with them at all. Nothing has ever fallen apart, broken, spilled, etc. But most importantly, they really work well and keep the drones as dry as we like.
For 30 years, Jack Lee has been regarded as one of the world’s leading pipers. His accomplishments as a solo piper, pipe band leader and teacher cause him to be in great demand as a performer and teacher throughout the world.
As a Solo Piper, Jack has won all the top awards available:
- The Gold Medal (Inverness and Oban, Scotland)
- The Gold Clasp (twice) (Inverness, Scotland)
- The Glenfiddich Overall Championship (Blair Atholl, Scotland)
- The Glenfiddich Piobaireachd contest (three times) (Blair Atholl, Scotland)
- The Senior Piobaireachd – (Oban, Scotland)
- The Silver Star for former winners MSR (four times) (Inverness, Scotland)
- The Bratach Gorm (twice) (London, England)
- The Gillies Cup (London, England)
- 17-times winner of the B.C. Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering
Jack has released a solo CD as part of Lismor’s World’s Greatest Piper Series
In 2001, Jack was voted “Competitive Piper of the Year” by Piper and Drummer Magazine
In the Pipe Band world:
Jack is the Pipe Sergeant and co-founder of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. In 2009, the band won its 6th World Championship. The band has been an extremely consistent prizewinner at the World Championships during the past 20 years, having won either 1st or 2nd on fourteen occasions. The band has recorded 11 CDs and 2 videos, including CDs at New York’s Carnegie Hall and the magnificent Sydney Opera House. Their youth band (Robert Malcolm Memorial) has won the World Juvenile Championships on four occasions.
As a Teacher:
Jack’s dedicates many hours per week to private instruction at home and online around the world via Skype. Several of Jack’s students have gone on to win major solo prizes in Scotland. Jack teaches at many workshops and piping schools throughout North America and beyond each year.
On a personal level:
Jack, and his brother Terry, were both awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada in 1999 for outstanding service to the country. Jack has three sons (Andrew, Colin and John) who pipe in the SFU Pipe Band.
Jack operates Lee and Sons Bagpipes, along with his sons Andrew, Colin, and John, all accomplished solo players in their own right and members of the World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. The company manufactures bagpipe reeds, bags and is also involved in teaching.