Age restrictions are based on the competitor’s age on the 1st November 2012.
Players who are 12 or under, on this date, will play in the Juvenile Under 13 section.
Players who are 15 or under, on this date, will play in the Juvenile Under 16 section.
Players who are 17 or under, on this date, will play in the Juvenile Under 18 section.
Players may enter any section allowed by their age i.e. a 14 year old could play in U18 but once they move to the higher section they cannot move back.
If you have any queries please contact Mervyn Herron 07702681189 or Ian Burrows 028 92670445
The following regradings were approved at a Music Board meeting on Saturday 6th April 2013, these are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Bleary and District Appeal granted, band will be Grade 2.
Ballyboley Grade 4A to Grade 4B by request
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.