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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 6 September 2018 8:14 PM

Please find the draw for the forthcoming All Ireland Solos attached

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 4 September 2018 2:54 PM

McDonald Memorial Pipe Band are holding a Country Night in Dromore Rugby Club on the 22nd of September.

Please see attached poster for further details.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 31 August 2018 2:48 PM

A reminder to all soloists that you have less than 24 hours left to enter the All Ireland Solos and the NI Novice Solos

If anyone requires any assistance please email Danielle - danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 18 August 2018 9:10 PM

A huge congratulations to the following RSPBANI Drum Majors and band's on their prizes at the World Championships which took place today on Glasgow Green

A special congratulations to our new World Champions - Emma Barr (Adult DM), Gransha (Grade 4b), Sgt Walker Memorial (Drums 4b), McNeillstown (Band & Drum Corps Grade 4a) and Field Marshall Montgomery (Grade 1)

Also a huge congratulations to Emma Barr who lifted the Supreme Champion of Champion title in the Adult Drum Major Grade and to Closkelt who are Grade 2 Supreme Champion of Champions

Drum Majors

Junior
3rd Lewis Anderson Crozier Memorial
4th Leanne Crooks Syerla and district
5th Zara Cupples cullybackey

Juvenile
4th Emily Crooks McNeillstown
6th Rebecca Hamilton Tullylagan

Adult
1st Emma Barr Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Andrea McKeown Gibson Battlehill
5th Alicia Dickson Hamilton Matt Boyd
6th Jason Price Ravara

Supreme Champion of Champion
Emma Barr

Bands

Grade 4B
Drums Sgt Walker Memorial
1st Gransha

Grade 4A
Drums McNeillstown
1st McNeillstown
4th Kildoag

Grade 3B
2nd Battlehill
3rd St Mary's Derrytrasna
5th Clogher & District

Grade 2
3rd Closkelt

Supreme Champion of Champions
Closkelt

Grade 1
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
Grade 1 MSR Field Marshal Montgomery
Grade 1 Medley Field Marshal Montgomery

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 15 August 2018 11:24 AM

Now that the Pipe Band Contest season has come to an end, a little earlier than usual; the President, Chairman, Officers and Executive Committee of RSPBANI and indeed all who have been involved in delivering our outdoor contests want to express our appreciation to all who competed, participated and came along to support our events.  We were indeed blessed with good weather and there was a wonderful friendly family feeling at the competitions.

Many of our Bands and Drum Majors are very busy making the final preparations for the annual mass departure to Glasgow for the World Championships.  We wish all our Bands and Drum Majors the very best for the weekend ahead, let us strive for World’s success and have a very enjoyable weekend in Glasgow whatever the results.  RSPBANI are rightly very proud of all of those involved in whatever way in our musical community.

Ray Hall                                            Winston Pinkerton     

Chairman                                          President

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 13 August 2018 9:45 AM

The entries for the NI Novice Solo Piping and Drumming Championships 2018 are now open and will take place on the 15th of September at Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn.

To enter:

  1. Login to the site.
  2. Click on 'My Account' (Top of page).
  3. Click on the 'Soloist' Tab.
  4. Click 'Enter 2018 Competitions' link.

Please note changes to the Syllabus for 2018 which is attached.

Please note payment for entries must be paid in advance and will not be accepted on the day.
If you have not paid your entry in advance you will not be permitted to play.

If anyone has any issues or would like assistance, please contact Danielle on danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 13 August 2018 9:43 AM

The entries for the All Ireland Solo Piping and Drumming Championships 2018 are now open and will take place on the 15th of September at Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn.

To enter:

  1. Login to the site.
  2. Click on 'My Account' (Top of page).
  3. Click on the 'Soloist' Tab.
  4. Click 'Enter 2018 Competitions' link.

Please note changes to the Syllabus for 2018 which is attached.

Please note payment for entries must be paid in advance and will not be accepted on the day.
If you have not paid your entry in advance you will not be permitted to play.

If anyone has any issues or would like assistance, please contact Danielle on danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 9 August 2018 6:25 PM

Drum Major dress time at the North West Championships is 11.a.m.