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SOUND ADVICE 2022

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Callum Beaumont • Stuart Liddell • Ruaridh MacDonald • J. Reid Maxwell • Steven McWhirter • Danielle Millar

We're back in person at the beautiful University of Regina July 10-15 with a stellar instructional staff of some the World's most accomplished instructors, and we're looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Pipe Band and Solo Registrations Now Due!

SPBA members are now able to register online for the 2022 season.

There will be Highland Games in 2022, and we will still support our bands with the community band grants. Soloists will have to pay for a grading card this year, and we do encourage you to apply for yours now, and report online and other contest results.

SOLO REGISTRATION

PIPE BAND REGISTRATION

New Drum Scores For All Massed Bands

Following extensive discussion across North American pipe band associations, it has been decided to write a new set of snare, tenor and bass scores for massed bands.

The current "standard scores" used in most places were composed for Ontario Grade 1 and 2 bands in the 1970s for the CNE Tattoo, and for years have been found too difficult for many players, especially new learners in developing and lower grade bands. The new scores are designed to be musical, while at the same time being within the skill range of the majority of drummers at any event. This will enable more players to enjoy and play the scores, and will make for a better sounding massed band.

Please download the scores and go through them with your drummers, and we'll look forward to hearing them at the Saskatchewan Highland Gathering in May!

 

LINK TO SCORES  [REVISED March 21, 2022]

 

LINKS TO LEARNING SUPPORT

Snare scores recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WStjW9CdheA

Videos of Tenor & Bass:

2/4: https://youtu.be/XKweRryI7gU

3/4: https://youtu.be/8uBQy2TD3qw

4/4: https://youtu.be/NOmFn-NVujw

6/8: https://youtu.be/lrePEtpve5I

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