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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]



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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Pipe Bands in Saskatchewan—A Proud History
Early settlers brought piping and Scottish cultural traditions to many communities in Saskatchewan, and local pipe bands are carrying on those traditions today. 

The Highland bagpipes were heard at weddings, funerals, dances and parades across Saskatchewan in the early years, and then during World War I many of our Saskatchewan Regiments had pipe bands and pipers who inspired, consoled and entertained our soldiers. The South Saskatchewan Regiment, the 96th Highlanders, and the South Saskatchewan Light Horse all had great pipe bands.

Registration for new pipe band beginners is now! Contact your local pipe band .


• 96th Highlanders, Saskatoon (web link)

• Conservatory Pipe Band (web link)
(Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina) 

Wednesdays, September-June,   7:00pm
College Avenue Campus, Regina 
Contact: Conservatory Office  306-585-5748

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