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Can any band wishing to play up a grade at the Ards and North Down Championships in Bangor please update the higher grade tunes on their band page and then contact the Branch Office to have their entry processed?

Band Admins/Secretaries will notice a drop down box on the tune tab of their band page. This will default to the band's current Grade but also has an option to select one grade higher. Select the higher grade and add the necessary tunes. Remember that the band must meet the playing requirement for the higher grade with regard to time limits etc.

Once the higher grade tunes have been added, contact the Branch office on 02892670445 or info@rspbani.org to complete the entry for Bangor. We are testing our system internally for Bangor and will hopefully be in a postion to make it available to Band Admin/Secretaries next week for all the remaining competitions where 'Playing Up' is permitted.

Closing Date for 'Playing Up' in Bangor is the same as for normal entries (Monday, 2nd May at 12 Noon).

Latest News

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows 23 hour(s) ago

There will be one final opportunity to return trophies on the 7th May at Trinity Hall, Lisburn between noon and 3 pm.


Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 25 April 2016 2:34 PM

A reminder that there is one week to go until entries close for the Ards and North Down Championships.

Entries close next Monday, 2nd of May at midday.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 April 2016 3:41 PM

Colmcille Pipe Band have a few seats left on their bus for the day trips to the British Championships in Paisley and the Scottish Championships in Dumbarton,

Pick-ups can be arranged en route to Belfast

British Championships, Paisley - 21st May

Belfast – Cairnryan 3.30am Saturday 21st May

Cairnryan – Belfast 11.30pm Saturday 21st May

Scottish Championships, Dumbarton - 30th July

Belfast – Cairnryan 7.30am Saturday 30th July

Cairnryan – Belfast 11.30pm Saturday 30th July

They also have spaces available for travel and accommodation for the World Championships trip to Glasgow.

Please contact any member of the band for further details.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 April 2016 12:01 PM

Please see attached regarding Bleary and District's 60th Anniversay Concert and their promotion to Grade 1.

Tickets available from any band member or contact Gail on 07738787043

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 19 April 2016 5:06 PM

Please see attached details of a free Safeguarding Course for RSPBANI Members being run by Volunteer Now.

Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 18 April 2016 10:19 AM

There will be a meeting of the County Down Section on Wednesday 27th April, 8pm in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 16 April 2016 7:04 PM

Please see attached summary of results of the Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships which were held today in Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 April 2016 10:30 AM

Would bands who have not been competitively active in the past couple of years and who plan to return to competitions this year please contact us so we can update your details on our system.