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Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 25 March 2022 3:24 PM

AUGHARAN PIPE BAND
2, LISNAGLEER ROAD DUNGANNON BT70 3NL

‘Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103145’  

Trip to "The British Pipe Band Championships" 2022 In Greenock

Coach, Ferry & 1 Night Bed & Breakfast
at Premier Inn Greenock
from
Friday 20th May to Saturday 21st May  

Coach Journey:
Leaving Lisnagleer Community Hall      
2 Lisnagleer Road Dungannon BT70 3NL
Friday 20th May 5.00am sharp
Pick-ups along route can be arranged

Ferry: Stena
Belfast Sailing Fri 20th @ 7.30am and return Cairnryan Sailing Sat 21st @ 19.30pm

Cost Per/Person £150
Family rates on request.
A deposit is required to secure booking.
Full Payment must be received before 14th April 2022.

To Secure a Place on this Trip Contact:
Alastair Brown    Mobile:   07989536545
e-mail: a.brown149@btinternet.com

Posted in Headquarters News by Danielle McCartney on 18 March 2022 11:12 AM

RSPBA HQ have announced that Grade 1 and 2 bands will not have to draw on the line at the first Major (British Championships at Battery Park),

They have also announced that the minimum required number of performers at Major Championships in 2022 are the same as the requirements for Minor contests

Full details are included in this post on the RSPBA website

Posted in Headquarters News by Danielle McCartney on 8 March 2022 10:52 AM

Message from RSPBA HQ

A little reminder to UK Band Secretaries, AGM Proxy Forms are due in by 10 am on Thursday 10 March 2022.

If you cannot attend the AGM and wish to send a proxy, please print the form, sign it and scan it back to enquiries@rspba.org

The forms need to be hand signed so that we can check it against our records for the Proxy to be valid. Please do get in touch if you have any issues.

We hope to see as many Bands as possible represented.

Kindest wishes,
RSPBA HQ.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 28 February 2022 10:33 AM

A reminder that the March Branch meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm via zoom

Zoom link, agenda and minutes will be sent to Band Secretaries via email

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 19 February 2022 7:38 PM

Entries are now opened for the Ulster Solo Piping & Drumming Championships
Syllabus can be viewed here

Enter via 'My Account' - Soloist tab,

If you have any issues, please contact secretary@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 11 February 2022 11:49 AM
Work is ongoing to secure venues for our local championships for 2022.
 
At the recent PM/LD meeting, the consensus was to have five local contests, and these were to fall on the weeks directly before the Major Championships. In addition, the All Ireland Championships, will take place in New Ross. There was also support to have two festivals before and after the season.
 
With this in mind, the attached table lists the dates currently targeted for contests, festivals and solos in 2022.
It is planned that our season will commence a week earlier than usual with plans to hold a non-competitive Festival-type event similar to those held in Antrim and Bangor in 2021.
 
At present, work is ongoing and progressing well and the Executive Committee will bring you updates as soon as they are confirmed.
Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 8 February 2022 8:18 AM

The syllabus for the 70th Ulster Solo Piping & Drumming Championships is now available and can be found here

Entries will open shortly and will close on Sunday 20th March at 3pm

If anyone has any queries, please contact secretary@rspbani.org

Posted in Headquarters News by Danielle McCartney on 1 February 2022 10:42 AM

The RSPBA AGM will take place virtually via Zoom on Saturday 12th March

Bands must have paid their RSPBA Membership fee before the end of February in order to attend the AGM