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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 22 March 2018 5:11 PM

The entries for the Ulster Solo Piping and Drumming Championships 2018 are now open and will take place on the 21st of April 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. The Hornpipe and Jig Piping grade is open to all Adult Competitors.

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.

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 22 March 2018 12:14 PM

The Fermanagh Section, RSPBANI are considering organising a coach to the Inveraray Concert in the Tullyglass Hotel on Friday 4th May if there is enough interest to make it worthwhile. The cost of the Coach will be approximately £12.00 per person.

Anyone interested in using this facility should contact the Section Chairman, William Stinson 07872620088 by 7th April 2018.  Those intending to travel should ensure that they are in possession of concert tickets.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 21 March 2018 3:50 PM

See attached for information regarding the World Solo Drumming Pre-Qualifying event that will be held on Saturday 21st April 2018

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 21 March 2018 3:32 PM

Please see attached for the syllabus,

Please note changes to the Piping and Tenor grades, and to the Piping playing requirements

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 21 March 2018 2:36 PM

We would like to remind you to submit all Higher – Lower player transfer forms to RSPBA HQ before Friday 30th March,

All Same Grade or Lower – Higher player transfer forms should be submitted before Friday 27th April,

This will ensure that your players are registered in time to play at the Bangor Contest

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 March 2018 1:23 PM

Expressions of Interest –

Trading at Craigavon & District Pipe Band Pipe Band Championships, Saturday 9th June 2018

The County Down Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) invites established outdoor catering companies to apply for the following catering concessions at the Craigavon & District Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Lurgan Park:

  • Ice Cream Vans
  • Hot Food Vans
  • Confectionery Suppliers
  • Doughnuts etc

Providers are expected to have a sound financial standing and be able to demonstrate a successful delivery of similar contracts.  Completed tenders and supporting documentation should be returned no later than 14:00hrs on Monday 26th April 2018.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 March 2018 12:51 PM

Expressions of Interest –

Trading at County Fermanagh Pipe Band Championships, Saturday 26th may 2018

The County Fermanagh Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) invites established outdoor catering companies to apply for the following catering concessions at the County Fermanagh Pipe Band Contest on Saturday 26th May 2018 in Enniskillen:

  • Ice Cream Vans
  • Confectionery Suppliers
  • Doughnuts etc

Providers are expected to have a sound financial standing and be able to demonstrate a successful delivery of similar contracts.  Completed tenders and supporting documentation should be returned no later than 14:00hrs on Monday 2nd April 2018.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 16 March 2018 8:07 PM

The venues and dates for trophy returns are

  • The Branch meeting on the 31st of March, Trinity Halls, Lisburn, 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • The Ulster Solos, Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn, 21st of April, 10 am to 4 pm.

Please do not return Major Championship trophies to the Northern Ireland Branch, they must be returned to Headquarters.