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World Solo Drumming
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International Juvenile Solo Tenor

21st October 2017

Glasgow Caledonia University
Glasgow


2018 Information

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Latest Magazine

October 2017
Edition Out Now

Oct 2017 Magazine Cover -  Inveraray and District

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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

2017 WORLD SOLO DRUMMING
STEVEN MCWHIRTER TAKES 8TH CROWN

21st October 2017

The final RSPBA events of 2017 took place on Saturday 21st October at the Glasgow Caledonian University.

The annual Andante sponsored World Solo Drumming event as well as the International Solo Tenor competition drew large entries with 172 snare drummers and 44 tenor drummers travelling from all over the World.

»Read full article


2017 WORLD SOLO DRUMMING
JUVENILE SEC 5 VIDEOS

21st October 2017

We recorded the Juvenile Section 5 Final at the 2017 World Solo Drumming Championships event on 21st October. These are all now available via our Youtube Channel on a dedicated playlist available by clicking here - RSPBA YouTube or you can use the player below.

This playlist is in finishing order on the day.

»Read full article


WORLD SOLO DRUMMING
ADULT FINAL STREAM

17th October 2017

We are delighted to announce that once again Glasgow Life will be live streaming the World Solo Drumming Adult Final.

»Read full article


SPRINGBOARD
SUMMER SCHOOL REVIEW

23rd September 2017

The 2017 Summer School took place Monday 31st July through Friday 4th August at the Glasgow Gaelic School.

»Read full article


2018 REGRADINGS
MUSIC BOARD DECISION

23rd September 2017

The Music Board met on Saturday 23rd September and approved the first changes for the 2018 season.

»Read full article


2017 WORLD SOLO DRUMMING / JUV TENOR
ENTRY AND TICKETS

14th August 2017

Online Entries and Paper Entries are now available for the Andante Sponsored World Solo Drumming and International Juvenile Solo Tenor events.

Both events will be held on 21st October at the Glasgow Caledonia University.

»Read full article


2018 CHAMPIONSHIPS
DATES CONFIRMED

17th August 2017

The 2018 Pipe Band Championships will take place as follows:

  • British Championships - May 19th at Paisley
  • United Kingdom Championships - June 16th at Belfast
  • European Championships - June 30th at Forres
  • Scottish Championships - July 28th at Dumbarton
  • World Championships - August 17th/18th at Glasgow

»Read full article


2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
GRADE 2 FINAL YOUTUBE

14th August 2017

We recorded the Grade 2 Final event at the 2017 World Championships event on 12th August. These are all now available via our Youtube Channel on a dedicated playlist available by clicking here - RSPBA YouTube or you can use the player below.

This playlist is in finishing order on the day.

»Read full article


2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
GRADE 2 HEAT 1 YOUTUBE

13th August 2017

We recorded the Grade 2 Heat 1 event at the 2017 World Championships event on 12th August. These are all now available via our Youtube Channel on a dedicated playlist available by clicking here - RSPBA YouTube or you can use the player below.

The top six bands went on to qualify for the Grade 2 Worlds Final which we will also be releasing, those bands were:

  • City of Dunedin - U.S.A.
  • The Pipe Band Club - Australia
  • Lomond and Clyde
  • Manorcunningham - Eire
  • Mackenzie Caledonian
  • Balagan - Denmark

»Read full article


2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS
INVERARAY AND DISTRICT

13th August 2017

The 2017 championship season climaxed with the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow.

In the premier Grade 1 event, it took Friday and Saturday, two MSR performances, two Medley performances and sixteen adjudicators to crown Inveraray and District from Scotland the 2017 World Champions. The band received twelve first places, taking a clean sweep in the Friday Qualifier.

»Read full article


2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
GRADE 1 FINALISTS

11th August 2017

After 40 performances on Friday 11th August, here's the 12 Grade 1 bands and running order who will compete for the title on Saturday 12th August.

»Read full article


2017 WORLD CHAMPIOSNSHIPS
LIVESTREAM DETAILS

09th August 2017

The 2017 World Pipe Band Championships will be streamed live on both Friday and Saturday and the details are now available

»Read full article


2017 NORTH BERWICK
GRADE 3 YOUTUBE

08th August 2017

We recorded the Grade 3 event at the 2017 North Berwick event on 5th August. These are all now available via our Youtube Channel on a dedicated playlist available by clicking here - RSPBA YouTube.

»Read full article


2017 NORTH BERWICK
GRADE 4B YOUTUBE

06th August 2017

We recorded the Grade 4B event at the 2017 North Berwick event on 5th August. These are all now available via our Youtube Channel on a dedicated playlist available by clicking here - RSPBA YouTube.

»Read full article


2017 NORTH BERWICK
GRADE JUVENILE YOUTUBE

06th August 2017

We recorded all Grade Juvenile event at the 2017 North Berwick event on 5th August. These are all now available via our Youtube Channel on a dedicated playlist available by clicking here - RSPBA YouTube.

»Read full article


2017 NORTH BERWICK
GRADE 1 YOUTUBE

06th August 2017

We recorded the Grade 1 Medley event at the 2017 North Berwick event on 5th August. These are all now available via our Youtube Channel on a dedicated playlist available by clicking here - RSPBA YouTube.

Unfortunately torrential rain affected the final events with the Grade 1 Medley event being called off after the 5th band.

»Read full article


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