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Date: Monday, 21st September 2015
Contributor: Ian Embelton - HQ

Music Board Gradings for 2016




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The Music Board met on Saturday 19th September and approved the following grading changes for the 2016 season. These changes are subject to approval from the Board of Directors.

Upgrades

Grade 4B to 4A
Portavogie and District
Royal Burgh of Stirling
Carnoustie and District
McDonald Memorial
Lanark and District
Dunbar RBL

Grade 4A to 3B
Methil and District
Marlacoo
Major Sinclair Memorial
St Patricks Brandon - Eire
Arbroath RBL

Grade 3B to 3A
Colmcille
Upper Crossgare
Portlethan and District
Lewis

Grade 3A to 2
Isle of Islay
Cityof Discovery
Closkelt
Annsborough

Grade 2 to 1
Bleary and District

Downgrades

Grade 3A to 4A
Cowal

Grade 3B to 4A
Tweedvale
Kirkcudbright and District
Penicuik and district

Grade 3B to 4B
Newtongrange Pipe Band

Grade 4A to 4B
Stoney of Destiny
Camelon
RAF Pipes and Drums - Central Scotland

Novice Juvenile Split for 2016

The Novice Juvenile split is approx. 50% of the bands that competed over the last 2 years in each grade plus Novice juvenile B has all other Novice Juvenile bands that are currently registered with the RSPBA so if any of them decide to compete they will know what the playing requirements are for Major championships.

Novice Juvenile A
Brisbane Boys' College Pipe Band - Australia
Dollar Academy
Dunoon Grammar School
Erskine Stewarts Melville Schools
George Heriot's School
George Watson's College - Novice
Kintyre Schools
Knox Grammar School (1) - Australia
North Lanarkshire Schools
Northwest Junior - U.S.A.
Oban High School
Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
Robert Malcolm Memorial - Canada
Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums School
Stirling and District Schools

Novice Juvenile B
1st Troon Boys Brigade
Bucksburn and District Juniors
City of Edinburgh Schools Pipe Band
Craigmount High School
Davidson's Main & District Junior
Dumbarton and District
Edinburgh and District Juvenile
George Heriot's School Junior
George Watson's College - Junior
Guilford and Glencoe District Juvenile - U.S.A.
Hawkesbury Nepean Valley - Australia
Inverclyde Juvenile
James Gillespie's High School
Kelty and Blairadam
Kirkcaldy High School
Knightswood C. A. Juvenile
Knox Grammar School (2) - Australia
Lathallan School
Lochalsh Junior
Lochgelly High School
Lord Selkirk RFM - Canada
Mackenzie Caledonian Juvenile
Methil and District
Milngavie
North Lanarkshire Schools Development
Paisley
Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band
Robert Gordons' College Pipes and Drums
Royal Burgh of Annan Juvenile
Scots College - New Zealand
Sgoil Lionacleit
St Benedict's College Pipe Band - South Africa
St John's College - Zimbabwe
Stamperland
Stow Borders Pipe Band
The High School of Glasgow
The Pipes and Drums of Saint Kentigern College - New Zealand
Torphichen and Bathgate
Turriff and District
Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile
West Fife Schools
West Lothian Schools
Wester Ross Schools

Bruce Cargill
RSPBA Music Board

 

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