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Posted in School News by Ian Burrows on 13 September 2018 11:38 AM

It's Back to School time again at the NI Branch School. Our Saturday Centres will be back up and running again on Saturday 22nd September at 9.30am.

Term fees are £30 and also a reminder that our Household and Young Student Discounts will run again this year. Details below:

Household Discounted Fees
Multiple Students attending the School from the same household will be subject to the following Fees:
2 Students - £25 each
3 or more students - £20 each

Young Student Discounted Fees
The fees for students attending the School who are in Primary 6 or 7 or lower will be £25.
The fees for students attending the School who are in Primary 5 or lower will be £20.

We welcome students of all ages and abilities so why not give it a go.

Register Online
To register with the Branch School please Register/Sign in to the Branch website (www.rspbani.org), Go to the School Page (Green Button) then click on the Yellow Register with Branch School Link at the top. You can also register directly in the Centres on the first day of term.

If you already have an account on the system (Have competed as a Drum Major/Soloist or have attended the School previously) but can't access it please contact us at admin@rspbani.org please do not register another account.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 6 September 2018 8:15 PM

Pease find the draw for the forthcoming NI Novice Solos attached

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

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

4th Emily Crooks McNeillstown
6th Rebecca Hamilton Tullylagan

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


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

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