Month: March 2024

United Kingdom Championships – Entries Closing 3rd April

There is a just over a week to go to the closing date for entries to the United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships in Bangor. The draw for the championship will take place a week later on the 10th April 2024 The closing dates for the other Championships are:British Championship 24th April 2024Scottish Championship 12th June […]

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Paul McAndrew 1970-2024

The Board of Directors are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our long time friend and fellow Director Paul McAndrew. Paul has been instrumental with nearly all past, existing and ongoing changes that have been put in place, through the Music Board, as of late. The World Solo Drumming Championship, Grading, Format

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The RSPBA Pipe Band College

Information Note RSPBA registered pipe bands and their members should be aware that the Board of Directors has commissioned an independent review of the Association’s Pipe Band College.  The College is an integral part of the RSPBA’s constitution and is one of the important resources available in the interests of pipe band members.  Effective education

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The RSPBA Office Bearers News

At the very successful AGM on Saturday 9th March we saw a number of new Office Bearers appointed. We are delighted to inform you of the following: PresidentMajor General David McDowall (Retired) was appointed our new President. Honorary PresidentMr George Ussher was appointed to a new role, that of Honorary President. ChairmanMr Robert (Bob) Niven

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RSPBA Music Board Regrading

The RSPBA Music Board have received and approved the following grading changes from the RSPBA Standards and Grading Group, band secretaries have been notified. By Request NJ to NJBTurriff and District – 773 4B to NJB47th Culter BB – 254 4A to NJBKintyre Schools – 933 NJA to NJBCapital District Youth -USA – 1178 Juvenile

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The RSPBA Adjudicators Panel

The RSPBA Adjudicators panel held their AGM last November, where Convener John Wilson completed his tenure in office to a well-attended meeting online and in person by 51 RSPBA member adjudicators and officials. Fellow adjudicators unanimously thanked John for his sterling work and input in leading the business of the panel. John is a long

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