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Posted by Ian Burrows on 16 June 2019 2:02 PM

Please note that there is no overnight parking at Ballymena Academy for the All Ireland Championships.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 10 June 2019 8:52 PM

There will be a fee of £5 at the gate for anyone not in band uniform 

Band members in uniform will not be charged 

Children U16 free but must be accompanied by an adult

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 10 June 2019 1:19 PM

There will be shuttle buses running from the Car Park into Arena's 2, 3 and 4

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 6 June 2019 3:39 PM

The Coach Parking will be available in the same area used for the UK Championship's Coach Parking in previous years as indicated on the attached image

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 6 June 2019 8:26 AM

We would like to remind bands of rule 3.6:

3.6. A computer printout showing all registered Band Members of that Band for the time being will be returned to the
relevant Member which must be carried by the Pipe Major or his/her assistant at all contests or competitions. On receipt of
the computer printout, the Member shall notify the Directors of any individual named on the printout who has ceased to be
a Band Member

A paper copy should be carried

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 June 2019 1:01 PM

The dress time is 11.00 a.m. for the Belfast Championships.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 4 June 2019 11:00 AM

The draw for the Belfast Championships can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 18 May 2019 8:46 PM

Congratulations to our new British Pipe Band Champions - St Marys Pipe Band Derrytrasna (Grade 3a) and Closkelt Pipe Band (Grade 2)

A huge well done also to the following RSPBANI Drum Majors and band's who are bringing some silverware back across the water!

Junior Drum Major
2nd - Leanne Crooks - Syerla and District 🥈
3rd - Grace Thompson - Ballydonaghy 🥉
4th - Louise Smiton - Closkelt 🏅

Juvenile Drum Major
2nd - Kathryn McKeown - Battlehill 🥈
3rd - Katie Bicker - Marlacoo and District 🥉

Adult Drum Major
2nd - Emma Barr - Field Marshal Montgomery 🥈
3rd - Andrea McKeown Gibson - Battlehill 🥉
5th - James Kennedy - Closkelt 🏅

Grade 4a
Augharan Pipe Band - 3rd 🥉

Grade 3a
St Marys Pipe Band Derrytrasna - British Pipe Band Champions 🥇

Grade 2
Closkelt Pipe Band - British Pipe Band Champions 🥇
Ravara Pipe Band - 4th 🏅

Grade 1
Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band - 5th 🏅