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  SASKATCHEWAN PIPE BAND ASSOCIATION

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Online Mini Gathering 2022

The SPBA is offering an opportunity for Saskatchewan SOLOISTS and BANDS to play for adjudication from top judges!

Like our previous mini gatherings, soloists and bands are able to perform any tunes/tunes/selection they want to get adjudication sheets from top {TBA} judges. We'll have judges organized shortly.

SOLO PIPERS, SNARE, TENOR & BASS

Entry Deadline is January 28, 2022, 11:59 PM (Saskatchewan time). Your videos must be recorded and uploaded after February 01, 2022 at 12:00 AM and before February 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Videos received after February 18 at 11:59 PM will not be judged.

BANDS (any number of players, any combination)

Entry Deadline is February 26, 2022, 11:59 PM (Saskatchewan time)

Your videos must be recorded and uploaded after February 01, 2022 at 12:00 AM and before March 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Videos received after March 11 at 11:59 PM will not be judged.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS AT EVENTRY SITE - ENTER TODAY!

BAND ENTRY

SOLO ENTRY

 

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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

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