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  SASKATCHEWAN PIPE BAND ASSOCIATION

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Upcoming Events

• April 24, 2:00 p.m. - SPBA Annual General Meeting

Via Zoom. Details will be circulated to members. Plan to attend and get in touch if you're not currently involved and would like to attend

• SOUND ADVICE 2021 - Online, July 5-9, 2021

Confirmed instructors include: Callum Beaumont, Bruce Gandy, Ruaridh MacDonald, Roddy MacLeod, M.B.E., J. Reid Maxwell, Dani Brin Millar, and Elizabeth Shaw

Sound Advice

SOUND ADVICE 2021

Monday, July 5th to Friday, July 9th.

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SCHEDULE  |  INSTRUCTORS  |  FEES  |  COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Given the uncertainty of being able to conduct the summer school in the usual way due to necessary restrictions for public gathering and live events, we are planning to take advantage of online technology to move the school online. The good news is that we've expanded the offering so that there are a number of great options for learning other skills, and we also welcome anyone to register and take part!

PIPING:  CALLUM BEAUMONT  •  BRUCE GANDY  • RODDY MACLEOD, M.B.E. •  DANIELLE MILLAR  

DRUMMING:  J. REID MAXWELL  •  ELIZABETH SHAW  •  RUARIDH MACDONALD

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTERS: FRED MORRISON • STUART MCCALLUM • KENNY MACLEOD

  

We will be offering instruction with an amazing instructor panel, and structuring it for online delivery via Zoom.

The registration and school information pages will be updated as soon as we have the details sorted, but the key points are:

• school will run Monday, July 5 to Friday, July 9 and will involve each student 3 hours per day. This will include structured group lessons, special workshop style presentations and also opportunity for solo lessons. The group lessons will be chanters/pads and the solo lessons provide the opportunity for students to get help on their bagpipes/drums.

• as well as time online, students will be provided exercises and developmental challenges to work on off-line. There will be music packs, with recordings and student challenges for each student to download before the school.

• students will be organized into classes according to ability (and sometimes age). Students who have not been to the school before, and who are not known to the instructors, will be auditioned via Zoom before the school begins so that they can be placed in the most appropriate class.

• knowing that many families are facing some financial uncertainty in the current environment, we are going to offer this school at as low a cost to students as possible. Registration will be available at this website.

If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please email school@saskpipebands.org

Pipe Band and Solo Registrations Now Due!

SPBA members are now able to register online for the 2021 season.

Whether or not there is a full slate of events in 2021, we will still be able to support our bands with the community band grants. Soloists will not have to pay for a grading card this year, but we do encourage you to apply for one for the sake of continuity, and report online and other contest results.

SOLO REGISTRATION

PIPE BAND REGISTRATION

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