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Posted in Headquarters News by Danielle McCartney on 16 November 2021 11:30 AM

Could we please ask that all bands ensure that their player registration and/or transfer forms are submitted into RSPBA Headquarters at the earliest possible time.

As HQ staff have only recently returned, there is a backlog of administration to get through and it is important that all player's forms are submitted quickly to ensure they are on the system in time.

Player Registration Form

Player Release/Transfer Form

Posted in Branch News by Michelle Shilliday on 4 November 2021 1:51 PM

We hope to give our RSPBANI website a refresh.

If you would like to provide feedback to help us best fit your needs then please complete this short survey. Your time will be much appreciated. https://forms.office.com/r/HpMjHFcPsR

Posted in Headquarters News by Michelle Shilliday on 2 November 2021 11:21 AM

Please remember payment of fees for UK bands and Affiliate Associations is due by 30th November 2021.

Late Payment of fees for UK bands and Affiliated Associations will incur a penalty of 20% of the current registration fee which will be applied on 1st December 2021 for any unpaid fees.

Bands from Affiliated Associations/Societies shall be obliged to pay (in Sterling) free from bank charges and other deductions an amount equal to 50% (fifty per cent) of the United Kingdom Annual Membership fee for the year of competing within the United Kingdom.

Championship entries will not be open until 2022.

Link here... Fees and Registrations - RSPBA

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 29 October 2021 10:42 AM

AGM
The Branch AGM will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday, 27th of November 2021 at 11 am. 
Further details will be announced nearer the time

Nominations for election of Officers and notices of motion for the AGM must be received from band secretaries by the Branch Secretary three weeks prior to the meeting (6th November 2021 at 11am),
We would like to remind bands that they must have paid their RSPBA fees in order to vote at the AGM

Email contact for the Branch Secretary is secretary@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 15 October 2021 9:04 PM

At the recent Branch Meeting, a short discussion took place regarding the 2022 Season,

As there were only a few bands represented on the meeting, a suggestion was made that we arrange another meeting with Pipe Majors and Leading Drummers to discuss the matter further,

We would like to invite you to a Zoom Meeting on Monday 25th October at 7.30pm,

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how bands feel the Executive should proceed in planning the 2022 Season,

i.e. number of contests, festivals, solos

We would also like to discuss the proposed changes to the RSPBANI Sections,

This was discussed at the Branch Meeting and the bands on the meeting recommended that we discuss it with PMs/LDs,

The meeting will be split into breakout rooms consisting of Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 2&1,

We will have questions/topics for discussion so that each breakout room can then feed back into the main meeting on the thoughts of each group,

If PM/LD cannot attend, they can appoint another band/committee member to speak on their behalf,

Please RSVP by Monday 18th October to secretary@rspbani.org

Zoom Details will be sent out after we have received the RSVPs

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 13 October 2021 11:13 AM

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association North of England Branch, North West England Section are running a "Play for Sheets" event for bands,

The objective of this Open event is to provide a Band with a challenge on their journey of preparing for the 2022 Season as they return to practices following the Covid-19 enforced lockdown.

The aim is to enable a Band to obtain feedback on their progress, in a non-competitive way, where the feedback can be used as a pointer as to influence their Winter development.

This is not a competition; performances will not be ranked, or places indicated.

The critique sheets when completed will only be made available to the Band Contact (Pipe Major or Secretary) as per the entry form.

See the attached document for more information

Posted in School News by Michelle Shilliday on 4 October 2021 2:14 PM
Name: Alicia Dickson Hamilton
Role: Drum major Instructor
Centre: Banbridge
Band: Matt Boyd Memorial Pipe Band & Corbet Accordion Band
 
Alicia started as a drum major for a marching band, but to further build on her skills, she joined a drum major class. After some encouragement, Alicia entered her first Pipe Band Championship when she was only 10 years old and was awarded 4th in the novice grade.
 
Alicia's impressive competitive career then spanned for 21 years, winning Ulster, All Ireland, Scottish, British, UK, European & World titles.
 
Not only has Alicia gained competitive success, but Drum Majoring has presented her with lots of other amazing opportunities. Alicia has been privledged to perform as part of the Belfast International tattoo and to teach Royal Military Drum Majors. The love of Drum Majoring has also sent Alicia as far as America & Australia.
 
The Pipe Band College NI are delighted to have Alicia as a tutor and she will be teaching in a COVID safe outdoor location in Kinallen.
 
Register for Alicia's classes here… https://forms.office.com/r/Gjt0UrFY3E
Posted in School News by Michelle Shilliday on 28 September 2021 12:10 PM
REGISTRATION OPEN
 
Pipe Band College NI are now registering pupils for one to one *ONLINE* music tuition and *OUTDOOR* drum majoring tuition. The tuition will take the format of 10 weekly lessons with one of our allocated world class tutors.
 
The cost per student is:
TERM 1 - £50 for 10 lessons
TERM 2 - FREE upon completion of term 1
 
Registration form here… https://forms.office.com/r/Gjt0UrFY3E
 
Once registered, your allocated tutor will be in contact with schedule and payment details. For further information please email college@rspbani.org or phone 028 92670445
 
This project and Pipe Band College NI is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch.
 
Please note all students under the age of 18 must have the registration and correspondence completed by an adult and be accompanied by a parent/ guardian in the room during the lessons. Pipe Band College NI reserve the right to cancel or withdraw the lessons in which case a refund shall be issued.