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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 9 May 2019 10:24 AM

Drum Major Dress time for Ards is 11.30 a.m.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 6 May 2019 5:13 PM

Can we please request that all band's ensure that their Secretary is up-to-date on the RSPBANI website and that the email address for the secretary is correct

Can all Drum Major's also ensure that their accounts/email are correct

Please contact Danielle (danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org) for assistance if you are having any issues with your account

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 2 May 2019 11:43 AM

UK Pipe Band Championships – Saturday 15th June 2019

Parking for People with disabilities

The UK Pipe Band Championship will take place in Lurgan Park on Saturday 15th June. On the day of this event, there will be a limited number of disabled parking spaces available within the grounds of Lurgan Park and these spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to pre-book a disabled parking space at this event please email danielle.fegan@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk and a parking permit will be sent out to be displayed in the window of your vehicle along with your blue badge on arrival.

Motor Homes

There will be no overnight parking for Motor Homes in Lurgan Park for the UK Pipe Band Championships.

Overnight Parking will be available at Kings Park Primary School which is in close proximity to the venue.  Spaces can be booked through  https://getactiveabc.com/activities/camping-and-caravanning/#uk-pipe-band-2019

Public Parking

Public Parking will be available within Lurgan Park, accessed through the Avenue Road Entrance.

Admission will be £5 per person, with under 16’s accompanied by an Adult admitted free of charge

Posted in Co. Down News by Ian Burrows on 2 May 2019 11:41 AM

There is no overnight parking for Motor Homes at Ards Airfield on the Friday night before the competition, parking is available on the day of the competition.

Posted in Co. Fermanagh News by Ian Burrows on 1 May 2019 9:48 AM

VENUE:  Lakeland Forum, Broadmeadows, Enniskillen.       Date:   Saturday 25th May 2019

The Fermanagh section Contest Committee has decided that due to a high reduction in anticipated disruption due to gas pipe laying and the public realm scheme not commenced at present, the 2019 Fermanagh Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships will take place on Saturday 25th May 2019 with the venue being the LAKELAND FORUM GROUNDS, Broadmeadows, Enniskillen. 

This is the venue that is in the heart of Enniskillen town – the only island town in Ireland.

Please note that entries for the Fermanagh championships close on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 28 April 2019 10:11 PM

Please see the attached statement from Closkelt Pipe Band to regretfully announce that the contest on 4th May has been cancelled due to low entry numbers,

Closkelt plan to run the contest in 2020 - details will be published both on Closkelt social media and on our website nearer the time with more information

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 26 April 2019 1:36 PM

Just a reminder that the entries for the United Kingdom Championships will close on Wednesday 01st May 2019.

The draw for the United Kingdom Championships will then take place within RSPBA HQ at 11.00am on Wednesday 08th May 2019 and be posted online and via their Twitter feed later in the day.

Please remember that during refurbishments HQ have been in temporary offices since May 2018, all draws as well as all trophy returns will be at the below address:-

The Pentagon Centre
Suite 122
36-38 Washington Street
Glasgow
G3 8AZ

As per rule 4.72 all trophies should be returned one month prior to the contest date to avoid fines

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 20 April 2019 5:21 PM

Please see attached results from the 2019 Ulster Solo Championships.