RSPBA Music Board Regrading

The RSPBA Music Board met on 26th September 2023 and have approved the following recommendations from the RSPBA Standards & Grading Group, which have been ratified by the 2 Music Board allocated RSPBA Directors.

Band secretaries have been notified of these changes via email, and if required as per RSPBA Standing Orders and Rules 3.25. Bands will have the right to appeal their grading.


Novice Juvenile B to Novice Juvenile A

Renfrewshire Schools

Lochgelly High School

Oban High School

Erskine Stewart Melville

St Johns College – Zimbabwe – by request

Novice Juvenile A to Juvenile 

St Columbas School – Kilmacolm

West Lothian School

Dollar Academy – 990

George Watsons College – 369

Scots College – Australia

Grade 4B to Grade 4A

The Scots School Albury – Australia

Royal Army of Oman – Oman

Venlo Caledonian – Netherlands

Upper Crossgare

Grade 4A to Grade 3B

Burntisland and District


Syerla and District

Uddingston Strathclyde


Grade 4A to Grade 4B

Kilsyth Thistle

Penicuik and District

RAF Central Scotland



Northern Constabulary Community

RAF Lossiemouth

Grade 3B to Grade 3A

Haileybury – Australia


Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums


Grade 3B to Grade 4A


Mid Argyll

Grade 3A to Grade 2


Robert Malcolm Memorial – Canada

Coalburn I.O.R.

Grade 3A to Grade 3B

Turriff and District

Wallacestone & District


Grade 2 to Grade 3A

City of Discovery – by request


St Marys – Derrytrasna

Band members who have entered the World Solo Snare and Tenor Drumming Contest in Glasgow on 21st October 2023 will be unaffected by these changes.

Paul McAndrew and Sharon Smith

RSPBA Directors to the Music Board

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