Andrew has been piping in pipe bands and solo competition for 20 years moving through the solo amateur grades with numerous awards in each grade level. Andrew's solo amateur career ended in 2013 when he won the Nicol-Brown Chalice and piper of the day in Maxville as one of North America's top amateur pipers.  Andrew has since moved to the professional grade. In pipe bands, Andrew has played in almost every grade of competition and has, at times, led pipe bands onto the field.