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11th March 2017

Trades Hall of Glasgow
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Our News Archive contains a record of all older news items for reference purposes. News Items are moved into archive each calendar year.

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Date Headline Contributor

27th Nov 15

Music Board Gradings Changes for 2016

Ian Embelton - HQ

23rd Oct 15

2016 Playing Requirements

Ian Embelton - HQ

1st Oct 15

Applications for Novice / Juvenile fund are now open.

Ian Embelton - HQ

21st Sep 15

Music Board Gradings for 2016

Ian Embelton - HQ

2nd Sep 15

World Solo Drumming and International Juvenile Solo Tenor Entries now open

Ian Embelton - HQ

29th Aug 15

2016 Major Championship Dates and Locations

Ian Embelton - HQ

20th Aug 15

World Solo Drumming - Adult Final Tickets For Sale

Ian Embelton - HQ

14th Aug 15

Change to Live Streaming of Saturday World Championships

Ian Embelton - HQ

14th Aug 15

World Championships - Grade 1 Finalists

Ian Embelton - HQ

13th Aug 15

World Championship - One The Day Qualifier Annoucements

Ian Embelton - HQ

12th Aug 15

New Fund to Help RSPBA Juvenile and Novice Bands

Ian Embelton - HQ

10th Aug 15

Worlds 2015 - Live Streaming Information

Ian Embelton - HQ

8th Jul 15

World Championships 2015 - Qualification and Final requirements in Grades 1, 2, 3A and 3B.

Ian Embelton - HQ

1st Jul 15

NI Children's Hospice Fundraiser raised £2500

Mervyn Herron - NI Branch

8th Jun 15

2015 Big Bang Summer School - Additional Grade 4 Adult Event

Pat Whelan - Education Officer

14th May 15

Sample Registration Checks At Majors

Ian Embelton - HQ

10th May 15

NI Children's Hospice Fundraiser - Prize Draw for set of PH01

Mervyn Herron - NI Branch

6th May 15

Kinross Contest on 9th May - Grade 4A Result Changes

Paul McAndrew - Dundee, Perth and Angus Branch

26th Apr 15

2015 Big Bang Summer School

Pat Whelan - HQ

16th Apr 15

Music Board - Grading Changes April 2015

Ian Embelton - HQ

13th Apr 15

North of Scotland New Branch Contest At Banchory

Graham Gauld - NOS Branch

18th Mar 15

Piper Attempts Guinness Book of Records whilst raising money for charities

Ian Embelton - HQ

1st Mar 15

GWOS New Band Contest for April

Maureen Gilmour - GWOS

23rd Jan 15

2015 Lothian and Borders Branch Trophy Returns

John Hughes - Lothian and Borders Chairman

23rd Jan 15

Banish the winter blues at the Pipe Major's Wheel of Fortune competition

Paul White - City of Edinburgh Pipe Band

20th Jan 15

2015 Playing Requirements

Ian Embelton - HQ

17th Jan 15

Shotts to play 2015 concert - 'Reinvented' on May 2nd

Gus McAskill, Bucksburn and District Pipe Band

11th Jan 15

The Pipers' Trail 2015
Would you like to play at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo?

John Hughes - Lothian and Borders Branch

1st Jan 15

Free January Magazine Now Available

Ian Embelton - HQ

3rd Dec 14

Music Board - Grading Changes November 2014

Ian Embelton - HQ

20th Oct 14

European Pipe Band Championships Shortlisted for Award

Piping Hot Forres

14th Oct 14

World Solo Drumming - Parking At Glasgow Caledonia University

Ian Embelton - HQ

13th Oct 14

World Solo Drumming - Adult Final Tickets For Sale

Ian Embelton - HQ

11th Oct 14

World Championships 2015 - Format Unchanged

Ian Embelton - HQ

26th Sep 14

Introduction to Certificate of Pipe Band Musicianship – Part 1

Ian Embelton - HQ

24th Sep 14

New Pipe Band Magazine Available 1st October

Ian Embelton - HQ

24th Sep 14

Grade 4 and Novice Juvenile Competition Format from 2015 and additions to the "RSPBA Prescribed Tune List"

Jim Campbell - Music Board

22nd Sep 14

Music Board - Grading Changes September 2014

Ian Embelton - HQ

4th Sep 14

Online Payments for 2014 World Solo Drumming and International Solo Tenor Events

Ian Embelton - HQ

2nd Sep 14

RSPBA Intensive Study Programme

Pat Whelan - HQ

28th Aug 14

Worlds 2014 - Live Streaming

Ian Embelton - HQ

28th Aug 14

Structured Learning Books Now Freely Available

Ian Embelton - HQ

28th Aug 14

2015 Major Championship Dates and Locations

Ian Embelton - HQ

15th Aug 14

Worlds Grade 1 Finalists

Ian Embelton - HQ

29th Jul 14

Historical Group Exhibition At Worlds

Ian Embelton - HQ

23rd Jul 14

Registration Sampling of RSPBA Bands

Ian Embelton - HQ

2nd Jul 14

World Championships - Qualification and Final requirements in Grades 1, 2, 3A and 3B.

Ian Embelton - HQ

24th Jun 14

£2500 Raised For NI Children's Hospice

Mervyn Herron - NI Branch

10th Jun 14

Northern Ireland Branch - Charity Draw for Peter Henderson Bagpipes

Mervyn Herron - NI Branch

2nd Jun 14

RSPBA Summer School 2014 update & Itinerary details

Pat Whelan - HQ

27th May 14

The Pipers' Trail 2014 - Would you like to play at the Edinburgh Tattoo?

David Alfrey - The Pipers' Trail

22nd May 14

Strathallan School - Piping Instructor

Jennifer Hutcheon - Strathallan School

22nd May 14

UK Championships Change of Venue

Ian Embelton - HQ

20th May 14

George Watson’s College – Bass/Tenor Drumming Instructor

Mick O'Neill - Principal Drumming Instructor at George Watson’s College

15th Apr 14

Moniaive Folk Festival – Piping Competition

Sharon Smith - ADG Secretary

6th Mar 14

London & South of England Branch Solos and Quartet Results

Walter MacGregor

4th Mar 14

On-line Registration for Major RSPBA Championships

John Hughes - HQ

4th Mar 14

Championship Entry Forms Now Available

Ian Embelton - HQ

21st Feb 14

RSPBA 2014 Summer School

Pat Whelan

14th Feb 14

Annual Pipe Majors Wheel of Fortune Competition

Paul White - City of Edinburgh Pipe Band

7th Feb 14

Metro Cup 2014 Live Stream

Ian Embelton - HQ

1st Jan 14

FREE Digital Pipe Band Magazine - January Edition Now Available

Ian Embelton - HQ

11th Dec 13

Digital Pipe Band Magazine Available Free

RSPBA Board of Directors

4th Dec 13

Pre Worlds Concert 2014 - Greater Glasgow Police Scotland Pipe Band

Douglas Orr - Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band

26th Nov 13

Music Board Grading Changes for 2014 Season

Ian Embelton - HQ

18th Nov 13

2014 Playing Requirements

Ian Embelton - HQ

18th Nov 13

North of Scotland - Branch Solo Results

Linda Niven - NOS Branch

15th Nov 13

Bucksburn and District Pipe Band Concert 2014 with Field Marshal Montgomery

Gus McAskil - Bucksburn and District Pipe Band

14th Nov 13

Music Board Revise MAP Strathspey and Reel Scores

Ian Embelton - HQ

4th Nov 13

The Worlds 2014: 300 performances in one day…

Ian Embelton - HQ

18th Oct 13

World Pipe Band Championships 2014 - Statement

Ian Embelton - HQ

17th Oct 13

GWOS Grade 4 Training - Date Move

Iain Yuill: GWOS

4th Oct 13

World Pipe Band Championships 2012 wins major award

Ian Embelton - HQ

3rd Oct 13

New Website Results System Now In Place

Ian Embelton - HQ

1st Oct 13

Jim Bird Juvenile Solo Snare and Tenor Drumming Contest Cancelled

Gordon Hamill - GWOS Branch

1st Oct 13

October Workshop at Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch

Iain Yuill: GWOS Branch

1st Oct 13

Grade 4 Level Practical and Theory courses at Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch

Iain Yuill: GWOS Branch

24th Sep 13

Making The Grade on BBC Alba

Ian Embelton - HQ

23rd Sep 13

Music Board Grading Changes for 2014 Season

Ian Embelton - HQ

4th Sep 13

World Solo Drumming Entry Forms - Clarification

Ian Embelton - HQ

4th Sep 13

Online Payments for World Solo Drumming and International Solo Tenor Events

Ian Embelton - HQ

4th Sep 13

World Solo Drumming - Adult Final Tickets Now On Sale

Ian Embelton - HQ

4th Sep 13

Capture The World Special Offer - 50% Discount on Montage or Collage

Ian Embelton - HQ

30th Aug 13

Jim Bird Memorial - Juvenile Solo Drumming Event

Gordon Hamill - GWOS Branch

30th Aug 13

World Solo Drumming Entries Now Open

Ian Embelton - HQ

26th Aug 13

World Championships - Prize winners Gallery Online

Ian Embelton - HQ

22nd Aug 13

Official Pictures from World Championships now available

Ian Embelton - HQ

20th Aug 13

BBC Television - World Championship TV Programme

Ian Embelton - HQ

15th Aug 13

World Championships - Online Streaming Information

Ian Embelton - HQ

12th Aug 13

World Championships - Official Photographs

Ian Embelton - HQ

7th Aug 13

2014 Major Championship Dates and Locations

Ian Embelton - HQ

6th Aug 13

World Championships - Frequently Asked Questions

Ian Embelton - HQ

26th Jul 13

2014-2015 Major Championship Announcement

Ian Embelton - HQ

23rd Jul 13

BBC Coverage of All Ireland Championships

Mervyn Herron - NI Branch

19th Jul 13

World Championships - Sunday Morning Time Changes

Ian Embelton - HQ

3rd Jun 13

Drum Majors at Bearsden and Milngavie Cancelled

Nigel Greeves - GWOS Branch

3rd Jun 13

Peebles Contest Cancelled for 2013

Ann Hazzard - L&B Branch

11th May 13

Gourock Competition Cancelled

Nigel Greeves - GWOS

9th Apr 13

More Regradings for 2013 Season

Ian Embelton - HQ

24th Mar 13

Lothian and Borders Solo Results

Ann Hazzard - L&B Secretary

 

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