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Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 12 February 2020 5:26 PM

The 2020 Leinster Solo Piping and Drumming will be held in Rush National School on Saturday 29th February 2020. For Syllabus and entry form click on the link.  

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 10 February 2020 9:16 AM
Cullybackey Pipe Band's Annual Solo Piping and Drumming Competition will be held on Saturday 4th April 2020.

Same grades of competition as last year - piping, snare, tenor & bass drumming, piobaireachd and novice grades.
Online entry /email entry to Rodney Young, details will be available soon.
Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 5 February 2020 3:49 PM

Please see details of the Spring into Summer Concert on Saturday the 21st March 2020.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 4 February 2020 3:40 PM

Augharan Pipe Band have availability for travel and accommodation to the 2020 British Pipe Band Championships. Please see attached.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 27 January 2020 3:12 PM

Please see attached regarding Pipe Band Workshops.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 15 January 2020 4:37 PM

A reminder that the next Branch Meeting takes place on Saturday 25th January 2020

The meeting will take place in Trinity Methodist Church, Lisburm at 2pm

Posted in School News by Ian Burrows on 7 January 2020 4:57 PM

The RSPBANI Branch School are changing their name to 'Pipe Band College NI'. This is to align with the new RSPBA HQ Pipe Band College whose objects and purposes are:

  • Raise standards in piping, drumming and pipe band music at all levels within the


  • Raise standards in the design, development and delivery of musical education

programmes for pipers and drummers.

  • Establish an Examinations Board on behalf of the Board of Directors which shall exist

to quality assure all educational and training activities and award RSPBA certificates to

students who have been successfully achieved in RSPBA Education and Training


  • On behalf of the Board of Directors, provide support and guidance to the RSPBA’s

representatives on the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB), ensure

adherence to PDQB operating procedures and organise student assessments for RSPBA

and PDQB programmes.

  • Plan, organise and manage the assessment of students and maintain accurate records

of student assessments and record student attainments

  • Raise standards in the recruitment, selection and training RSPBA/PDQB Assessors and

Instructors and maintain accurate records of RSPBA approved Instructors and Assessors

  • Design, develop and make available to RSPBA members, high-quality piping and

drumming tuition resources

  • Provide advice to the Association on educational matters
  • Engage with the Adjudicators Panel Management Board on matters of joint interest

particularly in relation to Education and Training.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 30 December 2019 12:37 PM

Closkelt's pre-season concert will take place on Saturday 18th April 2020 at 7pm in The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh

Tickets can be purchased online here