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Posted by Michelle Shilliday on 6 December 2021 11:11 AM

At the 71st Annual General Meeting of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Northern Ireland Branch), held on 27th November 2021, Ray Hall stepped down as chairman of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Northern Ireland Branch).

 

The branch would like to thank Ray for 9 years of loyal service, in which he has done a tremendous job. We appreciate Ray's continued support within the association as representative of the County Fermanagh Section and he is still a valued member of the team. 

Posted by Michelle Shilliday on 22 November 2021 12:18 PM

The RSPBANI has identified a need to refresh their existing organisational website and is keen to explore whether anyone associated with the organisation might be interested in leading the redevelopment. The site is comprised of static pages as well as dynamic content which is all served from several databases and scripting and we currently require someone to maintain all our content. The site needs a refresh and rebranding, supporting all devices with a simple navigation system, and we would like the ability to create content ourselves via a content management system.

Contact michelle.shilliday@rspbani.org to request Expression of Interest details. 

Posted 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 by Danielle McCartney on 29 October 2021 9:42 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 by Danielle McCartney on 15 October 2021 8:04 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 by Danielle McCartney on 13 October 2021 10:13 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 by Danielle McCartney on 27 September 2021 6:57 PM

The Arts Council for Northern Ireland have opened the Musical Instruments for Bands fund

More information is available on the ACNI website
http://artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/musical-instruments-for-bands-2021

This scheme is now open and the deadline for applications is Monday 18th October 2021 at 12pm

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 6 September 2021 11:02 AM

A Virtual Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday, 25th September at 2pm via Zoom
Agenda, Minutes and Zoom link will be forwarded to band secretaries shortly

AGM
The Branch AGM will be held 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