Please see information below from The Ulster-Scots Community Network regarding the Musical Instruments for Bands funding scheme.
The Arts Council have today launched their Musical Instruments for Bands funding scheme. Grants available up to a maximum of £5000 per band.
The application process closes on Thursday 25th April at 4pm. Application forms and guidance notes are available from the ACNI website
USCN will host three information evenings in association with Royal Scottish Pipe Band Associaiton (NI), Confederation of Ulster Bands & GOLI/STRIPE Project. Apologies for the tight timescale but due to the short opening period we need to move quickly on these events to allow bands the maximum time to prepare.
NB. Bands who have received an award under this scheme since January 2006 are not eligible to apply.
Thursday 11th April – 7.45pm Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown
Thursday 11th April – 7.45pm Holiday Inn, (at Junction One) Antrim
Monday 15th April - 7.45pm St Columb’s Park House, 4 Limavady Rd, Waterside, Londonderry
Please register your attendance by emailing email@example.com or calling 028 90 436710
Ulster-Scots Community Network
68 – 72 Great Victoria Street
T. 028 90 436710
Clogher and District Pipe Band are holding 'A Night of Magic' Concert in the Ballymore Inn, Tandragee on Saturday 6th of April 2013 @ 7.30 pm.
The concert will feature Clogher and District Pipe Band, Marlacoo and District Pipe Band, Co Armagh Drum Major's Display and various other marching bands. There will be a disco after the concert. Tickets £5:00, available from Clogher band members, the Ballymore Inn or pay at the door.
Please see attached All Ireland Pipe Band and Drum Major Champioships Press Launch.
Pictured in photo after Radio Foyle interview, L-R, Ray Hall, RSPBANI Chairman, Paula Braiden, Cullybackey Pipe Band, Senior Drum Major World Champion 2012, Mark Patterson, Presenter Radio Foyle, Brian Hasson, Colmcille Pipe Band
Online entry for the City of Lisburn Championships is now available on the website. Band Secretaries (and Administrators) can log in and go to their band page. You will see a yellow 'Enter 2013 Competitions' button on the right side. Click on that button and follow the instructions. You will be able to submit entries for the Drum Majors that are associated with your band. If you are having difficulties accessing your account please contact the office.
Drum Majors can also submit their own entry. To do this they should log in and click on the 'My Account' Link in the top bar. Click on the yellow button on the right hand side and follow the instructions.
All Drum Majors that have competed in the last 3 years already have an account on the system. If you can not access your account please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER A NEW ACCOUNT.
For general City of Lisburn competition enquiries please contact Mervyn Herron.
Many thanks to the Bands and Drum Majors who have tested the system. We feel that everything should be running pretty smoothly but if you find a problem with the system please do let the office know.
It has just been agreed that BBC NI will be recording for television at The Derry/Londonderrry City of Culture 2013 All Ireland Championships. After initial contact made late last year and more recently, the head of Entertaiments Mike Edgar has decided to include this event in their planning for 2013. More details will follow.
This is great news for the NI Branch and our bands.