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Posted by Ian Burrows on 2 May 2019 11:41 AM

There is no overnight parking for Motor Homes at Ards Airfield on the Friday night before the competition, parking is available on the day of the competition.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 17 January 2019 12:08 PM

Hi All

For those attending the Presentation & Seminar on Ensemble on Saturday 19th January please find the directions to the Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn. I apologise for not including this on my previous posts.

https://goo.gl/maps/DXHQCNEoFQ92

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Kind regards

Lorraine

Posted by Ian Burrows on 4 January 2019 3:35 PM

Happy New Year to You All.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER!!

I hope you have all had a lovely break and enjoyed some quality time with your families.

We are about to embark on a new season in the Pipe Band World with all to play for. The County Down Section want to help you achieve your aspirations by offering you an opportunity to attend a Presentation/Seminar on Ensemble.

The presentation/seminar will take place at the Lagan Valley Island Centre on Saturday 19th January 2019. All bands registered with the RSPBA/IPBA  are welcome. This event is FOC to all bands. We are restricting it to a maximum of 4 members per band as we have only 100 spaces available. We ask that all representatives are there at 1.00 pm ready for a 1.30 pm start. 

We have had a great response from bands to attend this unique opportunity to improve and enhance your Ensemble performance especially on the competition field.

A large conference hall has been booked for this event and there are still places available for bands to attend We do need you to register your attendance for seating and catering.

The 1st half of the presentation will be in depth on the principles of Ensemble covering Piping, Bass, Tenors and Snare drumming. The 2nd half of the presentation will be as a seminar with the presenter and invited guest speakers, all highly experienced with a wealth of knowledge to expand on the 1st half of the presentation and providing an opportunity of a 2-way question and answer session. This is a bespoke event for you to ask all the questions you always wanted to ask.

Please note that this event caters for all bands from grades 4B to 1.

We encourage all bands from RSPBA/IPBA to seriously consider attending this event.      

If you wish to register please contact me at Lorraine.ronaldson@rspbani.org for your place. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Kindest regards

Lorraine

Posted by Ian Burrows on 26 November 2018 1:17 PM

The question was asked at last years AGM “What is Ensemble?” and sadly no-one could answer this question. The Co Down Section have taken the decision to address this subject by hosting a presentation/seminar to assist the bands in better understanding this vitally important subject.

This is a one-off opportunity to enable the Bands to improve and enhance their musical potential at all levels through Piping, Snare, Bass and Tenor drumming. The presentation will be based on the RSPBA Structured Learning principles. The main presenter will be Alan Ronaldson with other invited guest speakers in attendance.

The presentation/seminar will take place at the Lagan Valley Island Centre on Saturday 19th January 2019. All bands registered with the RSPBA/IPBA  are welcome. This event is FOC to all bands. We are restricting it to a maximum of 4 members per band as we have only 100 spaces available. We ask that all representatives are there at 1.00 pm ready for a 1.30 pm start. Please email the numbers of your band who wish to attend to lorraine.ronaldson@rspbani.org.

Kind regards to you all

Lorraine Ronaldson

President

Co Down Section RSPBANI

Posted by Ian Burrows on 24 October 2018 11:21 AM

A reminder of the Section A.G.M. tomorrow night in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch at 7.30 p.m.

We would request that all County Down Section Bands attend please as there is an important item on the agenda to discuss. County Armagh bands would also be very welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 15 October 2018 3:12 PM

The County Down Section A.G.M. will be held in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel on Thursday 25th of October at 7.30 p.m.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 31 May 2018 12:56 PM

The draw for the Craigavon & District Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 23 April 2018 2:07 PM

A meeting of the County Down Section will be held in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch on Wednesday, 2nd of May at 8.00 pm.