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
After the music board meeting on 19th January 2013 the following bands are suggested for regrading.Subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Bleary and District - Request to be regraded from Grade 1 to Grade 2 rejected. Band will remain Grade 1.
Tullywhisker - Requested grading confirmation. Band will be Grade 4B
Bellaghy - Request to be regraded from Grade 4A to Grade 4B accepted. Band will be Grade 4B
Kirkistown - Requested grading confirmation. Band will be Grade 4B
Quinn Memorial - Request to be regraded from Grade 3A to Grade 3B rejected. Band will remain Grade 3A.
The following are the grading changes for the NI Branch Bands. IPBA bands are also included for information. To see the full list please visit the R.S.P.B.A. website here.
Grade 4B to 4A
St. Colmcille’s Tullamore (I.P.B.A.)
Grade 4A to 3B
Thiepval Memorial (I.P.B.A.)
Grade 3B to 3A
St. Laurence O’Toole (I.P.B.A.)
Grade 3A to 2
Grade 2 to Grade 1
Grade 3B to 4A
The gradings are subject to National Council ratification. Any band wishing to appeal their decision should contact the Branch office for details of the process.
The regradings for the 2011 season have now been posted on the HQ website. Please follow this link to view the original message.
On the move locally are:
Grade 4B to Grade 4A
Grade 4A to Grade 3B
Grade 3B to Grade 3A
Grade 3A to Grade 2
St. Finbarrs (I.P.B.A.)
Congratulations to all the promoted bands.
All bands have the right to appeal the grading decisions. Please contact the NI Branch office for details of the appeals process.
The Gradings have been ratified by National Council and are now posted on the RSPBA website here. Congratulations to all bands that have been promoted.
Grade 4B - Grade 4A
Thiepval Memorial (I.P.B.A.),
William Kerr Memorial
Grade 4A – Grade 3B
Letterkenny and District (I.P.B.A.)
Matt Boyd Memorial
Grade 3B – Grade 3A
Grade 3A – Grade 2
If your band would like to appeal the decision please contact Lindsey at the Lisburn office for details on the procedure.
The list of MAP Strathspeys and Reels for Grade 4A bands can now be found on the RSPBA website front page. The tunes are also listed in the following document HERE. All tunes will be available for download from the RSPBA website shortly but in the meantime the books containing the tunes can be sourced using the Bob Pekaar website HERE.