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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 21 August 2019 12:07 PM

On enquiring about Motor Home parking at Newcastle, the below reply was received from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

'The overflow car park (grass area above playing fields) is being managed by a private company on behalf of the council due to on-going Anti Social Behaviour. It opens at 1 pm and closes at 8 pm this Friday. They charge a £25 fee to open the gates after this time.

There is no designated Motor Home parking within the Donard park area.'

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 16 August 2019 10:29 AM

Drum Major dress time for the Ulster Championships is 11.00 a.m.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 16 August 2019 10:28 AM

The draw for the Ulster Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 8 August 2019 9:03 PM

Disabled and Motorhome parking will be within the grounds of Moira Demesne.  Please follow the directions of Security Staff.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2019 1:18 PM

Dress time for the Lisburn & Castlereagh Championships is 10.30 a.m.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2019 1:16 PM

The draw is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 2 August 2019 1:49 PM

The following link shows the route for this year's parade after the Portrush competition, this is the same route that was taken last year. The attached picture shows the parade termination point. Bands can either turn in the direction of the East Strand Car Park or towards Bath Street. Over the past number of years, the Branch Executive have been concerned about the safety implications of terminating the parade at an open road junction. We've tried a number of stewarding options but none of these has delivered the safety improvements that we feel are necessary. This termination point allows us to disperse the parade in a safe pedestrian area with a minimal impact on the normal parade route.

We must also remind Drum Majors that, following a robust risk assessment process, high throws will not be permitted on the parade and flourishing must be restricted to close bodywork.

https://goo.gl/maps/9Du6vpHpZ1x

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 29 July 2019 11:22 AM

Scottish Championships 2019
The 'Scottish' were held in the beautiful (but damp) Levengrove Park, Dumbarton on Saturday 27th July 2019

Congratulations to our Adult Drum Major Scottish Champion 2019:
James Kennedy - Closkelt Pipe Band

Congratulations to everyone who took part, and a special mention to the following prize winners:

Drum Majors

Junior
2nd - Leanne Crooks - Syerla Pipe Band
3rd - Louise Smiton - Closkelt Pipe Band
6th - Benjamin Walker - Joseph Forde Memorial Pipe Band

Juvenile
3rd - Emily Crooks - McNeillstown Pipe Band
6th - Katie Bicker - Marlacoo Pipe Band

Adult
3rd - Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

Bands

Congratulations to ...
Grade 4a Scottish Champions 2019: Cullybackey Pipe Band

Grade 2 Scottish Champions 2019: Closkelt Pipe Band

Grade 2 Scottish Drum Corps Champions 2019: Ravara Pipe Band

Grade 3a
4th - St Marys Pipe Band Derrytrasna
6th - Battlehill Pipe Band

Grade 2
2nd - Ravara Pipe Band

Grade 1
3rd - Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band