The RSPBA is the recognised Centre of Excellence for the promotion and development of Pipe Band Music internationally. Its services and facilities include:
- education, training and certification in Piping, Drumming, Drum Majoring and Pipe Band Adjudication;
- an annual Summer School
- a Pipe Band College;
- setting standards of Pipe Band competition performance;
- organising the World, Scottish, British, UK and European Pipe Band Championships as well as the World Solo Drumming Championships;
- publishing the official summaries of the results of the 5 Major Championships and the results of other Pipe Band competitions run under RSPBA rules
The RSPBA liaises closely with affiliated Pipe Band Associations world wide.