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Our Judges


Dr. Jack Lee

Dr. Jack Lee, MSM, ranks as one of the top pipers of all time. There is little in the piping world that Jack has not won competitively both in solos and as Pipe Sgt. of SFU. With the development of his music library, Jack is an expert on the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe. Jack is a regular judge with the RBC and his experience in all things piping related has resulted in our competition growing over the years.


Dr. Terry Lee

Dr. Terry Lee, MSM, is known in the pipe band world as one of the all-time great Pipe Majors. As the founding PM of the world-famous Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (SFU), he ranks as one of the elite pipers of the 21st century. This will be the fifth year the RBC has benefited from Terry’s judging expertise.

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Ken Sutherland

Ken Sutherland, a native of the Bay Area, is a highly regarded piper, teacher, adjudicator and band leader. He has been playing pipes since before the first Moon Landing (if you don’t know when that was…it was a long time ago). He is Pipe Major of the Prince Charles Pipe Band, and lead piping instructor for the PCPB Junior Band. Ken began judging in local contests in the late 1980s and has judged solo and band contests in both the US and Canada. We are very proud and honored to have him back as a judge this year.


Liz Tubbs

Liz (Payne) Tubbs learned to play the Great Highland Bagpipe as a youngster in Dunedin, a long-time Scottish community on Florida's West Coast. Thereafter, Liz played with the Prince Charles Pipe Band from 1984-1989. With fellow bandsman Clutch Sutton, Liz formed the City of Sacramento Pipe Band in 1989 and served as its Pipe Major and musical director from 1989-2023. She is a highly recognized teacher and judge in the Pipe Band Community. Liz recently retired from her 20-year career as an instrumental music teacher in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Sheldon High School in Elk Grove California. We are grateful to Liz for her judging and her never-ending support of the Redding Bagpipe Competition.

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