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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 11 April 2019 8:04 PM

South Derry/Londonderry Piping and Drumming Project

‘Young People Piping and Drumming in Harmony’

Today an ‘Open Afternoon’ was held at Ampertaine Primary School, Upperlands as part of the project. The Objective of the programme is to teach piping and drumming to boys and girls in controlled, maintained and integrated schools, primary and secondary, within the South Derry/Londonderry Area.

The ‘Open Afternoon’ enabled students from all participating schools involved in the project to meet together for a piping and drumming workshop. Council Officers Oliver Morgan and Deidre McCann were in attendance representing Mid Ulster District Council. The Project is funded by Mid Ulster District Council under Peace IV funding.

During the past year pupils from the Primary and Secondary sector have had the opportunity to receive teaching in the practice and theory of music in the art of piping and drumming. Pupils have already enjoyed the experience of participating in their respective school concerts and local festivals.

The ‘Open Afternoon took the form of a workshop where pupils worked in groups relative to their standard and followed the programme as outlined.

  1. Essential piping and drumming skills.
  2. Monotones – Foundation for reading music.
  3. Separate groups:
  • Piping – Tune preparation.
  • Drumming – Tune preparation.
  1. Combined group piping and drumming.

A fifteen-minute programme based on the above activities concluded the workshop. Individual and group work was demonstrated for their parents who took the opportunity to view this part of the event.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 5 April 2019 5:18 PM

The draw has now been publish on the RSPBANI website - competition tab

Use this link

Please check the band associated with your account on the website as this is the band that will be used in the programme.

If any changes are required, please email them to Danielle - danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 5 April 2019 5:09 PM

The draw has now been publish on the RSPBANI website - competition tab

Use this link

Please check the band associated with your account on the website as this is the band that will be used in the programme.

If any changes are required, please email them to Danielle - danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 3 April 2019 3:23 PM

The Mid-Ulster Section is inviting tenders for all stalls at the Mid Ulster Championships to be held on Saturday, 1st  June, 2019. 

The venue for the contest is: Cookstown High School Sports Arena, Coolnafranky Demesne, Molesworth Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.  Closing date for all applications: Saturday, 13th April, 2019. 

Tenders, with supporting documentation, should be sent to the secretary: Dessie McLaughlin, Hillview, 18 Beagh Road, Beagh, Omagh, County Tyrone, BT78 1TE. 

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 3 April 2019 3:12 PM

The RSPBANI Branch is inviting tenders for Branch Competitions 2017.

Interested Caterers please complete the attached form and send to RSPBANI, Unit 34, Crescent Business Park, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 2GN. Closing date for applications is Friday 19th April, 2019.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 2 April 2019 4:31 PM

Please find attached draw for the Cullybackey Pipe Band Solos.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 30 March 2019 2:21 PM

Entries online at www.bitly.com/closkelt 

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 29 March 2019 12:33 PM

A reminder that the entries for the British Championships will close on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.