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Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2018 6:45 PM

Champions of Champions – Portrush

Saturday, 11th August 2018

Notice of Venue Changes

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the RSPBANI, all events will take place in the area adjacent to the Portush Recreation Grounds. Please see the below map for details of new competition, parking and vendor areas and road closures.


Limited parking is available at the Recreation Grounds Tennis Court via rear entrance. Additional parking locations: East Strand Car Park, The Bowl opposite the East Strand Car Park, West Bay grass and tarmac, and Dunluce Centre from Fire Station. Limited disabled parking on part of Landsdowne Road, on the day, accessed from Causeway View on a first come first served basis. All are park-and-walk to Landsdowne.

Road Closures and Restrictions

Landsdowne Road is closed from 12 noon Friday 10th August, to the public, from Ramore Avenue to Bath Road. Landsdowne Crescent will be open to through traffic but expect delays. Please observe No Waiting restrictions prior to and during the event.

Find out more throughout this week at fb.com/rspbani

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 August 2018 6:43 PM

The draw for the North West Championships in Portrush is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Grade 2 bands please note that's it's March, Strathspey and Reel.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 2 August 2018 1:17 PM

Drum Major Dress time for the Lisburn and Castlereagh Championships is 11.15 a.m.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 1 August 2018 3:58 PM

There is disabled parking and also overnight parking for Motor Homes at Moira Demesne on Friday night, 3rd of August.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 29 July 2018 5:26 PM

Well done to the following RSPBANI band's and Drum Majors who brought Silverware back over the water from the Scottish Championships,
We are delighted to have prize winners in all drum major grades and all adult band grades,

Drum Majors

3 - Carys Graham - Upper Crossgare
4 - Zara Cupples - Cullybackey
5 - Louis Anderson - Crozier Memorial
6 - Leanne Crooks - Syerla & District

2 - Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill
3 - Rachael Lowry - Armaghbreague
4 - Rebecca Hamilton - Tullylagan

3 - Emma Barr - Field Marshall Montgomery
4 - Alicia Dickson Hamilton - Matt Boyd Memorial
5 - Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill
6 - Vikki Singer - McDonald Memorial

Grade 4b
1 - Bessbrook Crimson Arrow

Grade 4a
3 - Cullybackey

Grade 3b
2 - Battlehill

Grade 3a
6 - Quinn Memorial

Grade 2
1 - Ravara
3 - Closkelt

Grade 1
3 - Field Marshall Montgomery

Posted by Ian Burrows on 26 July 2018 1:50 PM

The draw for the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 25 July 2018 10:35 AM

A document containing the current CoC Bass Section summaries has been uploaded to the documents section of the website
Access the document here

Posted by Ian Burrows on 24 July 2018 3:00 PM

The Musical Instruments for Bands funding programme has reopened for this year. The funding managed by Arts Council for Northern Ireland is available to assist bands to purchase new instruments and provides support of up to £5,000 towards the costs. Bands who haven't received support from the programme prior to the 2010/11 financial year are now eligible to apply to the fund. The process is a competitive one and is usually oversubscribed. 

Ulster-Scots Community Network will be holding a series of information events explaining how to apply to the fund and answering questions from groups keen to make applications. Details of the Information Roadshows are below. If interested, come along to find out how to apply and have the process outlined to you.

To check eligibility you can phone USCN on (028) 9043 6710. 


Information Roadshows

  • 31st July - Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena 7 - 9 pm
  • 2nd August - Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady 7 - 9 pm
  • 7th August - Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn 7 - 9 pm
  • 9th August - Dungannon Swifts FC, Dungannon 7 - 9 pm