Following feedback from various sources over the last couple of seasons, and discussions at this year's International Conference, the RSPBA Board of Directors committed to progress with the provision of an on-line registration option for the Major Pipe Band Championships.
I am please to confirm that following sterling work from the small sub-group established to deliver this functionality, that this facility is now available via the Association website at http://www.rspba.org/shop
This facility allows the on-line registration of both Bands and Drum Majors for all of this year's Major Championships.
Simply select your Band from the list provided, select the Championships you wish to enter, and proceed to the payment screen.
Where a Band has not paid its annual subscription fee, this will be calculated and added along with the entry to any championships.
Once you reach the checkout screen you will be asked to provide certain personal and payment information to allow the payment to be processed and verified. You will also need to add the relevant list of tunes in the section provided.
Various payment options are available including PayPal and major Credit Cards.
If your Band does not appear on the list, then please contact RSPBA Headquarters on +44 141 221 5414 or use the contact form.
Drum Majors simply need complete the required fields on the registration form including which Championships are being entered and the relevant section.
It is possible to enter multiple Drum Majors by entering the first one then clicking "Add To Cart". From the Cart you can use the "Add More" to come back and enter the next Drum Major. There is no limit to the number of entries you can make.
John B Hughes
The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association