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Welcome to The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, the heart and home of Pipe Bands world wide. 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
  • an Academy of Pipe Band Musicianship;
  • 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.

Headquarters News
with Ian Embelton, Chief Executive

PIPEATHON HELP
WITNESSES REQUIRED

18th March 2015

On Wednesday 12th August during Piping Live Piper Rikki Evans sets out on a Guinness Book of Records attempt over 24 hours at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

Rikki aims to raise £15,000 for 5 different charities.

Pipeathon Record Attempt 2015

As well as looking for sponsorship for his causes Rikki also requires the services of a minimum of 6 volunteers for the whole 24 hour attempt. Three of which need to be either pipe majors, pipe sergeants or piping judges.

If you can assist Rikki with his volunteers or if you can donate to his cause then here's some links of interest

Donations via Just Giving

Check out the Pipeathon Facebook Page

Check out the Pipeathon Twitter Page

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

SHOTTS TO PLAY 2015 CONCERT
'REINVENTED' MAY 2nd 2015

17th January 2015

Bucksburn and District Pipe Band are very pleased to announce that 15 times world champions and current world drumming champions Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band will guest their 5th Pre-season concert on the 2nd May 2015.

"REINVENTED" LIVE PIPE BAND CONCERT with BUCKSBURN & DISTRICT and SHOTTS & DYKEHEAD CALEDONIA PIPE BANDS.

Shotts - Reinvented 2015

The current World Drumming Champions and 15 times World Pipe Band Champions Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band will grace the stage in 2015 with hosts Bucksburn and District Pipe Band at the 5th annual North of Scotland Pipe Band Concert.

Following on from the huge success of Field Marshal Montgomery's concert in May 2014, Pipe Major Ryan Canning and Leading Drummer Jim Kilpatrick will bring their Band to Aberdeen on 2nd May 2015.

The Concert kick starts the pipe band season with great interest. Pipe band members and supporters join together under one roof and look forward to a good night of entertainment and meeting of old and new friends just 3 weeks before the first championship competition in Bathgate.

Gus McAskill, Bucksburn President said "Every concert to date has given something very special to the Northeast of Scotland and "Reinvented" will be no different with the current World Drumming champions adding to what I'm sure will be extra special for the drumming lovers in the audience. Ryan and Jim have "Reinvented" the band and continue to build on their success from 2014 with the band's first live concert in years. Ryan has given Shotts a new lease of life with his enthusiasm, knowledge and of course his reputation as one of the most popular composers working today. Its going to be another fantastic night.

Ryan Canning Shotts Pipe Major said "Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band are delighted to have been asked to take part in Bucksburn & District's widely acclaimed, and now annual, Aberdeen concert. For us, this is the perfect opportunity to get Shotts back on a concert stage for the first time in many years. It's another big step forward for the band as we work on developing a brand new concert repertoire, which we're excited to debut in May."

Tickets available here.

Gus McAskill, Bucksburn and District Pipe Band

WORLD SOLO DRUMMING 2014
FOUR IN A ROW FOR STEVEN

18th October 2014

The final RSPBA events of 2014 took place on Saturday 18th October at the Glasgow Caledonian University.

2014 WSD Winners

The annual Andante sponsored World Solo Drumming event as well as the International Solo Tenor competition drew large entries with 151 snare drummers and 44 tenor drummers travelling from all over the World.

A huge thanks to RSPBA photographer Peter Hazzard for all his pictures on the day, Peter captured many competitors throughout the day as well as the prizes.

Click Here for the gallery of prize winners.

Click Here for the gallery of the day.

Drummers from George Watson's College - Scotland, won both the Juvenile March events with James Strachan winning Juvenile March Section 1 and Georgia Parry winning Juvenile March Section 2.

The Juvenile MSR events were much more decisive than previous years with all 3 champions taking 2 x first places from the judges. Reed Cameron from Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia won the Juvenile 1 MSR event whilst the Wenlock brothers from Cullybackey celebrated with Matthew retaining the Juvenile 2 MSR event and Marcus winning the Juvenile 3 MSR event.

The Adult event was won by Steven McWhirter (Inveraray and District - Scotland). Steven claimed his fifth Adult title after previous wins in 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Steven won the event by 12 points winning both the MSR and Hornpipe and Jig events with 4 first places from a possible 6.  Second place went to Michael McKenna (St Laurence O'Toole - Eire) with Blair Brown (Shotts and Dykehead - Scotland) finishing in third place.

2012 WSD Winners

Full summaries of the World Solo Drumming event can be found by clicking here.

Being held on the same day and in the same venue was the International Juvenile Solo Tenor drumming event. Again the judging parity continued as four of the five events saw winners with straight first places.

The Juvenile 1 March event was retained by Kerr McQuillan (Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia - Scotland) who also took a 3rd placing in the Snare Drumming. Juvenile 2 March event was won by Nicole Kirk (West Lothian Schools - Scotland). Juvenile 3 MSR event was won by Neave Johnson (George Watson's College - Scotland). Juvenile 4 MSR event was won by Alison Geal (North Lanarkshire Schools - Scotland) and Juvenile 5 MSR event was won by Chelsea O'Neill (Police Scotland Fife - Scotland).

Full summaries for the tenor events are available by clicking here.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
FORMAT UNCHANGED

11th October 2014

The Board of Directors have completed their review of 2014 and it has been agreed that the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships will be in the same format as 2014 ie. Grade 1 qualifiers on Friday 14th August and all other grades and finals on Saturday 15th August.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

STRUCTURED LEARNING BOOKS
NOW FREELY AVAILABLE

28th August 2014

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association is pleased to inform members that our world famous Structured Learning Books will be available free of charge on the RSPBA website. There are links below or you can find links in the Forms menu above.

These books have been the foundation of the RSPBA education programme for many, many years and are used by individuals and organisations all over the world as the basis for piping and drumming.

There are three Structured Learning Books which previously supported and encouraged learners to go forward to sit examinations leading to The Elementary Certificate, The Intermediate Certificate and The Advanced Certificate. Although these exams are no longer in existence, the curriculum within these books forms the basis of the current syllabus for the SQA Units in Piping and Drumming offered by the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board.

Pipers and drummers at all levels are encouraged to take advantage of this renowned resource to further their educational and playing aspirations.

Links to books:

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
FIELD MARSHAL FOUR IN A ROW

16th August 2014

The 2014 championship season came to a close with the 68th World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. After two days of competition and four performances, sixteen adjudicators crowned Field Marshal Montgomery from Northern Ireland Grade 1 World Champions for the fourth consecutive season.

Split over two days for the second consecutive season, 2014 saw the trial of a Friday and Saturday event. This year the Grade 1 bands had Friday to themselves with the heats split over two arenas playing MSR and Medley. Almost 7000 people came through the gates to see the Grade 1 qualifiers and enjoyed the sunshine, free seating in the stands and for the first time ever a fully licensed venue. A Global web stream of the main arena was also in place for the qualifier and attracted over 30,000 visits throughout the day.

Saturday brought over 30,000 people through the gates to see 198 other bands join the 12 Grade 1 finalists from Friday and 73 drum majors compete across the grade to be crowned World Champions. Continual rain throughout the day made conditions difficult at times with a few heavy showers.

As this was the final championship of the season the Champion of Champion titles were also announced stretching our finale to just after 8pm.

Thanks to RSPBA Photographer Peter Hazzard we have produced the following galleries.

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Our Twitter feed added another 500 followers since the Scottish Championships. Keeping everyone up to date with so many qualification results and announcements. Answering questions was difficult at times but twitter continues to be a great way of getting the results of every drum major; best drum corps and band results as they are read out.

The Drum Major events were won by Jason Paguio from Simon Fraser University (Canada) in the Adult grade, Lauren Abraham from Raffrey (Northern Ireland) in the Juvenile grade and Zoe McDowell from Aughintober (Northern Ireland) in the Junior grade. Special congratulations to Zoe on a 2014 Grand Slam of RSPBA titles and of course the Champion of Champions title. Juvenile Champion of Champions went to Emma Barr from Police Service of Northern Ireland and Adult Champion of Champions went to Paula Braiden from Cullybackey.

DM Paula Braiden

Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE led his Lisburn based Field Marshal Montgomery to their fourth successive and tenth overall World title since 1992. Leading Drummer Jim Kilpatrick MBE led his Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia corps to their 28th World Drumming title.


Field Marshal Montgomery - World Champions

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia - World Champions

Inveraray and District took the runners-up spot finishing 5 points behind Field Marshal Montgomery but taking victory in the MSR event. St Laurence O'Toole (Eire), Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia and Scottish Power completed the Grade 1 prize list.

The other World Champions on the day were:

Grade 2 Band - Brieg (France)
Grade 2 Drumming - Buchan Peterson

Grade 3A Band - Johnstone
Grade 3A Drumming - Johnstone

Grade 3B Band - Thiepval Memorial (Eire)
Grade 3B Drumming - Royal Burgh of Annan

Grade Juvenile Band - Dollar Academy
Grade Juvenile Drumming - George Watson's College

Grade 4A Band - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F
Grade 4A Drumming - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F

Grade 4B Band - Burntisland and District
Grade 4B Drumming - Burntisland and District

Grade Novice Band - George Watson's College
Grade Novice Drumming - George Heriot's School

2014 Champion of Champions

Junior Drum Major - Zoe McDowell - Aughintober

Juvenile Drum Major - Emma Barr - PSNI

Adult Drum Major - Paula Braiden - Cullybackey

Grade Novice Drumming - George Watson's College

Grade Novice Band - West Lothian Schools

Grade 4B Drumming - Burntisland and District

Grade 4B Band - Burntisland and District

Grade 4A Drumming - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F

Grade 4A Band - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F

Grade Juvenile Drumming - George Watson's College

Grade Juvenile Drumming - Dollar Academy

Grade 3B Drumming - Royal Burgh of Annan

Grade 3B Band - Thiepval Memorial - Eire

Grade 3A Drumming - Royal Burgh of Stirling

Grade 3A Band - Johnstone

Grade 2 Drumming - Buchan Peterson

Grade 2 Band - Bleary and District

Grade 1 Drumming - St Laurence O'Toole - Eire

Grade 1 Band - Field Marshal Montgomery

Complete summaries of the event can be found by clicking here for bands or clicking here for drum majors.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
FIELD MARSHAL BACK ON TOP

26th July 2014

The 2014 championship season continued with the Scottish Championships at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton.

An estimated 20,000 spectators came along to witness 111 band performances and 45 drum major performances. Whilst the fine recent weather continued for most of the day we had torrential heavy rain around 3pm a decision was taken to host the trophy presentation inside the hospitality tent.

Thanks to RSPBA Photographer Peter Hazzard we will have a another huge gallery of pictures below.

Click here for the gallery of prize winners.

Click here for the gallery throughout the day.

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Our Twitter feed reached 4,000 followers and has now become an excellent and expected way of getting the results of every drum major; best drum corps and band results as they are read them out.

The Drum Major events were won by Paula Braiden from Cullybackey in the Adult grade, Emma Barr from Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Juvenile grade and Zoe McDowell from Aughintober in the Junior grade. The three champion drum majors today have now amassed 9 titles between them in 2014.

DM Paula Braiden

The Grade 1 title went to Field Marshal Montgomery from Northern Ireland. This was the sixth successive Scottish title for the band from Lisburn. The Grade 1 drumming title went to Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia from Scotland under Leading Drummer Gordon Brown.


Field Marshal Montgomery - Scottish Champions

Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia - Scottish Champions

Scottish Power once again took the runners-up spot on ensemble preference finishing 4 points behind Field Marshal Montgomery. Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia, Inveraray and District, St Laurence O'Toole (Eire) and Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia completed the Grade 1 prize list.

The other Scottish Champions on the day were:

Grade 2 Band - Bleary and District
Grade 2 Drumming - Buchan Peterson

Grade 3A Band - Johnstone
Grade 3A Drumming - Johnstone

Grade 3B Band - Thiepval Memorial - Eire
Grade 3B Drumming - Thiepval Memorial - Eire

Grade Juvenile Band - Dollar Academy
Grade Juvenile Drumming - George Watson's College

Grade 4A Band - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F
Grade 4A Drumming - Raphoe - Eire

Grade 4B Band - Whitewater
Grade 4B Drumming - Burntisland and District

Grade Novice Band - George Heriot's School
Grade Novice Drumming - George Heriot's School

Complete summaries of the event can be found by clicking here for bands or clicking here for drum majors.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
INVERARAY SECURE FIRST GRADE 1 TITLE

29th June 2014

The 2014 championship season continued at Forres, Moray where spectators once again came in their thousands to witness the European Championships.

117 bands and 46 Drum Majors made the trip to Forres for the second year of a three-year deal to hold the European Championships. Bands travelled from Australia, Switzerland, USA throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Organisers continued to improve on the little things including free water for every band and a free hamper for every band and the feedback once again received on the day from pipers, drummers and spectators was nothing short of fantastic.

Thanks to RSPBA Photographer Peter Hazzard we have a another huge gallery of pictures below.

Click here for the gallery of prize winners.

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Our Twitter feed which has now doubled since we were in Forres in 2013 now has almost 4,000 followers and was again very popular providing updates throughout the day on qualification results, every drum major; best drum corps and band results as they were read them out.

The Drum Major events were won by Liam Renton from Inveraray and District winning his first Championship in the Adult grade, Lauren Abraham from Raffrey winning the Juvenile grade and Zoe McDowell from Aughintober winning the European title winning the Junior grade. Zoe made it three consecutive championship titles having already won the British and United Kingdom titles.

DM Liam Renton

The Grade 1 title went to Inveraray and District. Pipe Major Stuart Liddell lifted their first band championship since their promotion to the premier grade in 2010. The Grade 1 drumming title went to St Laurence O'Toole from Eire under Leading Drummer Stephen Creighton.


Inveraray and District - European Champions

St Laurence O'Toole - European Champions

Scottish Power once again took the runners-up spot finishing 1 point behind Inveraray and District. St Laurence O'Toole (Eire), Field Marshal Montgomery, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia and Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia completed the Grade 1 prize list.

The other European Champions on the day were:

Grade 2 Band - Buchan Peterson
Grade 2 Drumming - Buchan Peterson

Grade 3A Band - Johnstone
Grade 3A Drumming - Johnstone

Grade 3B Band - 6th/8th Dundee Boys Brigade
Grade 3B Drumming - Royal Burgh of Annan

Grade Juvenile Band - Dollar Academy
Grade Juvenile Drumming - Dollar Academy

Grade 4A Band - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F
Grade 4A Drumming - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F

Grade 4B Band - Burntisland and District
Grade 4B Drumming - Burntisland and District

Grade Novice Band - West Lothian Schools
Grade Novice Drumming - George Watons's College

Complete summaries of the event can be found by clicking here for bands or clicking here for drum majors.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

UK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
FIELD MARSHAL - 7 IN A ROW

14th June 2014

The new United Kingdom Championships held in Belfast, Northern Ireland marked the 2nd major championship of the 2014 season.

111 bands and 41 Drum Majors made the trip to Belfast for the inaugural event held at the fabulous Stormont venue.

Thanks to RSPBA Photographer Peter Hazzard we have a another huge gallery of pictures below.

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Our Twitter feed attracted 173 new followers and was again very popular during the results service. We have also been retweeting any images of prize winning bands, so if you have an image to share please mention @RSPBAHQ and we will retweet any we get.

The Drum Majors events again provided a clean sweep for the Northern Ireland branch members with DM Paula Braiden from Cullybackey winning the Adult grade, Emma Barr from Police Service of Northern Ireland winning the Juvenile grade and Zoe McDowell from Aughintober winning the Junior grade. Emma and Zoe make it two championships in a row after both winning the British title in May.

DM Paula Braiden

The Grade 1 title also went to Northern Ireland with Field Marshal Montgomery led by Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE claiming their 7th consecutive Championship title. The Grade 1 drumming title also went to Field Marshal Montomgery under Leading Drummer Keith Orr.


Field Marshal Montgomery - British Champions

St Laurence O'Toole - British Champions

Scottish Power took the runners-up spot finishing 4 points behind Field Marshal Montgomery. St Laurence O'Toole (Eire), Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia, Inveraray and District and Shotts and Dykehead completed the Grade 1 prize list.

The other UK Champions on the day were:

Grade 2 Band - Bleary and District
Grade 2 Drumming - Lomond and Clyde

Grade 3A Band - Royal Burgh of Stirling
Grade 3A Drumming - Johnstone

Grade 3B Band - Thiepval Memorial (Eire)
Grade 3B Drumming - Thiepval Memorial (Eire)

Grade Juvenile Band - George Heriot's School
Grade Juvenile Drumming - Dollar Academy

Grade 4A Band - Lochmaben Royal Burgh
Grade 4A Drumming - Vale of Clyde

Grade 4B Band - Burntisland and District
Grade 4B Drumming - Burntisland and District

Grade Novice Band - West Lothian Schools
Grade Novice Drumming - George Watson's College

Complete summaries of the event can be found by clicking here for bands or clicking here for drum majors.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
FIELD MARSHAL - 6 IN A ROW

31st May 2014

The 2014 major championships got underway at Bathgate, West Lothian. For the second year running we had glorious sunshine at the event bringing in thousands of spectators to watch almost 4000 pipers, drummers and drum majors compete.

136 bands and 39 Drum Majors made the trip to Bathgate for the second year of a three-year deal to hold the British Championships.

Thanks to RSPBA Photographer Peter Hazzard we have a huge gallery of pictures from the day which you can browse below.

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Click here for the gallery before the prize giving.

Our Twitter feed which has now grown to over 3,600 followers, was again very popular. We would like to apologise for the lack of tweets as we struggled with signal from our mobile provider. We did manage to provide updates throughout the day on qualification results, every drum major; best drum corps and band results as Ian read them out. We have also been retweeting any images of prize winning bands, so if you have an image to share please mention @RSPBAHQ and we will retweet any we get. We will be purchasing an alternative mobile internet solution provider to provide a back up in the event of signal problems in the future.

The Drum Majors events provided a clean sweep for the Northern Ireland branch members with DM Lauren Hanna from Drumlough winning the Adult grade, Emma Barr from Police Service of Northern Ireland winning the Juvenile grade and Zoe McDowell from Aughintober winning the Junior grade.

DM Lauren Hanna

The Grade 1 title also went to Northern Ireland with Field Marshal Montgomery led by Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE claiming their 6th consecutive British Championship title. The Grade 1 drumming title also went over the water although this time to Dublin and St Laurence O'Toole under Leading Drummer Stephen Creighton.


Field Marshal Montgomery - British Champions

St Laurence O'Toole - British Champions

Local band Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia again took the runners-up spot finishing 2 points behind Field Marshal Montgomery. St Laurence O'Toole (Eire), Scottish Power, Inveraray and District and Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band completed the Grade 1 prize list.

The other British Champions on the day were:

Grade 2 Band - Torphichen and Bathgate
Grade 2 Drumming - Buchan Peterson

Grade 3A Band - R.A.F. Waddington/Halton Pipes & Drums
Grade 3A Drumming - Royal Burgh of Stirling

Grade 3B Band - Thiepval Memorial (Eire)
Grade 3B Drumming - Royal Burgh of Annan

Grade Juvenile Band - George Watson's College
Grade Juvenile Drumming - George Watson's College

Grade 4A Band - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F
Grade 4A Drumming - 2622 (Highland) Squadron R.A.F

Grade 4B Band - Burntisland and District
Grade 4B Drumming - Burntisland and District

Grade Novice Band - Preston Lodge High School
Grade Novice Drumming - Preston Lodge High School

Complete summaries of the event can be found by clicking here for bands or clicking here for drum majors.

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive

GLASGOW WEST OF SCOTLAND BRANCH
NEW BAND CONTEST

1st March 2015

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch of the RSPBA has inaugurated a new competition for full pipe bands and solo drummers. The contest will take place on 25th April 2015; venue: Coatbridge High School. The band contest is indoor, full band and covers Grades 1 to Novice Juvenile and is open to all bands. Solo Drumming Sections are: Adult, entrants aged 18 years and over on date of contest, any grade – MSR and Hornpipe and Jig; Juvenile Section 2, MSR aged 17 years and under for players registered with Grade 1, 2, 3 and Juvenile and Juvenile Section 1 for entrants 17 years and under for players registered with a Grade 4 or Novice Juvenile band. Drumming starts at 9.30am and the band contest at 1pm.

Branch Chairman Gordon Hamill explained how the new contest had come about: 'The matter was raised at our branch AGM last December. The suggestion was that we do something for solo drummers and also the bands during the 'closed' season. The first thought was for mini-bands but this was rejected in favour of a full band contest. There will be four prizes in each grade of £100, £60, £40 and £20 and entry fee is £10 with trophies and medals for the solo drummers.

'We hope the bands will support the competition and we have scheduled it for a three-year run to see how things go. Each grade will be judged by two piping, one ensemble and one drumming adjudicator.'

Maureen Gilmour
Branch Secretary

GRADE 4 AND NOVICE JUVENILE COMPETITION
FORMAT FROM 2015

24th September 2014

Whilst the criteria for 4A retains the principle of 4 parts March in 2/4 Time Signature, the requirements have been altered. 4A can now play either 1 x 4 Parted March or 2 x 2 parted Marches. This change will also be applied to Minor Grade 4 MSR Contests. Grade 4 requirements of Quick March Tempo for Minor Contests remain unchanged.

Major Championships:-
4B and Novice Juvenile will play 4 x 2 parted Marches from the "RSPBA Prescribed Tune List" - (Bands may choose Parts 1 and 2 of any of the 4 parted tunes offered on the list).

4A will play MSR - 4 Parts March Tempo (This can be 1 x 4 parted March or 2 x 2 parted Marches where Bands may choose Parts 1 and 2 of any of the 4 parted tunes offered on the list), 2 x 2 parted Strathspeys and 2 x 2 parted Reels. All tunes played must come from the "RSPBA Prescribed Tune List"

Minor Contests:-

Grade 4 and Novice Juvenile remains as stipulated currently being "2 1/2 to 4 1/2 Minutes Quick March Tempo".

Grade 4A Major Championship requirement change will also be applied to Minor Grade 4 MSR Contests.

Please note some tunes are still in the verification process and will be added as they become available. In the meantime bands can of course use any resource they wish to obtain the music.

For the complete tune listing please check our our dedicated page for Prescribed Tunes.

Jim Campbell
Music Board

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