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Date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Contributor: Pat Wheelan - Education Officer

Summer School 2018




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The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Summer School 2018 will be held in Glasgow Gaelic School from Monday 30th July until Friday 3rd August. The 2018 Summer School is aimed at encouraging young pipers, snare and tenor drummers and drum majors to fulfil their potential as stars of the future in the pipe band scene.

Summer School for Pipers and Snare Drummers takes place between Monday 30th July until Friday 3rd August at a cost of £180

Summer School for Tenor Drummers and Drum Majors takes place from Wednesday 1st August until Friday 3rd August at a cost of £120

Online Registrations are now open - register here

The RSPBA Summer School encourages our students to aim higher in their quest for knowledge, to aim higher in their performance in the competition arena and to aim higher in improving their playing skills.

Our tutors look at the competition grades in which students are currently competing or would be competing, and identify the support required to raise competition standards. We encourage students to challenge themselves in their knowledge and in their performance. Some of last year's young students composed two pieces of music which can be viewed in the Summer School Review 2017.

In recent years, Summer School has been hugely enjoyable for all the students who take part. We hope that this year's event will be even better by bring some of the best piping and drumming tutors to work with our students. (All of our tutors are registered with PVG)

Drum majors have been included in the Summer School for the last two years and we hope to build on that success by attracting even more drum majors this year. The programme for the drum majors is designed to suit all levels - from those aspiring to be a Drum Major, to those currently competing and who would like to enhance further their skills.

We have a new element in the programme for this year. We are looking to attract adult pipers and snare drummers who, if competing, would be at Grade 4 competition level. However, if not competing, they would also be welcome. The adults will form a dedicated group or groups depending on numbers. The focus would be on improving piping and drumming skills and knowledge, with a view to playing or competing at a higher level.

Anyone who is interested in attending Summer School 2018 can now register online or who requires more information should contact Pat Whelan, Education Officer, 0141 221 5414. pat.whelan@rspba.org

 

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