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2023 Band Fees

For the attention of all Band Secretaries:Looking ahead to 2023, the Association will need to cover the costs it will incur as it undertakes administration and financial tasks as well as preparing the various schedules and allocations for next seasons Competitions (both Major and Minor) As a result, the Board have approved an increase of

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SQA External Verifier Opportunity – HN/PDA/NPA Scottish Bagpipe & Drums

The SQA is recruiting an External Verifier for their suite of Scottish Bagpipe & Drums qualifications. If you have experience as an Assessor or Verifier you may be interested in applying. As you know, joining SQA as an External Verifier is a fantastic personal development opportunity and details of the EV role and the application

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World Solo Drumming Championship 2022 – closing date 23rd September 2022

The RSPBA are holding the World Solo Drumming Championship on Saturday the 22nd October 2022 at the Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow G4 0BA. Proudly Sponsored by With Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Caledonian University providing support and the venue which has proved so popular with the competitors in the past. You

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Grade 1 MSR Format Change

The Board of Directors have approved a proposal from the Music Board to change the format of the Grade 1 MSR contests in 2023. The Board of Directors were asked to consider the proposal from the Music Board 10th September 2022 meeting ahead of the scheduled October Board meeting to ensure all the impacted Bands

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Grading Changes

Following the Music Board meeting on 10th September 2022 the following Grade changes have been agreed. Novice Juvenile B to Novice Juvenile A High School of DundeeSt Columba’s School KilmacolmNorth Lanarkshire SchoolsEdinburgh Academy Novice Juvenile A to Juvenile Dollar AcademyGeorge Heriot’s SchoolGeorge Watson’s College – NoviceWest Lothian Schools Grade 4B to Grade 4A Kilbarchan1st Troon

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