Kiwanis Amateur Piping/Drumming & Mini Band Compet

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PPBSO Announcements

2018 Rule Book

Sunday March 18th, 2018

The 2018 rule book is now available online at

We’ve made three changes and clarifications to the rule book for this season.
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Solo Upgrade Deadline

Wednesday March 14th, 2018

We’d like to remind members that all solo upgrade requests for the 2018 season must be submitted by April 1st. The form can be found on our website at

Date of the Cambridge Scottish Festival

Wednesday March 7th, 2018

The PPBSO previously incorrectly reported the date of the Cambridge Scottish Festival as being on July 14, 2018. The correct date is July 21, 2018. We deeply regret the error and any inconvenience this has caused. Our website has been updated and a revised band MEF form will be posted shortly.

2018 Band MEF Available

Tuesday March 6th, 2018

The 2018 Band Master Entry Form is now available on the PPBSO website at

The solo entry form and online solo registration will be available in about a week.

Change in location for Toronto Branch Knockout

Thursday January 4th, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Toronto Branch Knockout scheduled for January 6th has been moved to St. Andrew’s College located at 15800 Yonge Street in Aurora. The event will be held at the Petrachek McGillivray Pipes & Drums Centre which is located on the following map: There will be plenty of parking near the football field (visible in the Google map), and there are signs on campus that point towards the building.

The branch apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reminder: 2017 AGM

Monday December 4th, 2017

As a reminder for all our members, the 2017 Annual General Meeting is this Saturday, December 9th at the Milton Legion (21 Charles Street, Milton) at 1:00. All members should have received their notice of the meeting as well as supporting documentation at their last known address on file with the office. For those who missed the mailer, the agenda, branch motions, and two by-law amendments from the Board are listed below for your convenience.

As well, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind all our members that membership renewals for 2018 can now be done online at or by downloading the membership form at

We hope to see everyone at the AGM on Saturday.
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Tom Brown Cup Awarded

Friday November 24th, 2017

This Saturday, November 25th, the Ottawa Branch of the PPBSO will dedicate a new trophy in memory of Tom Brown.

The Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup, will be presented as part of this month’s Knockout and Branch Awards ceremony. It will be awarded to “The Most Successful Pipe Band, Eastern Ontario – All Grades”. The trophy has been donated by the members of the RCAF Pipes and Drums, Ottawa, with generous support from their alumni. The award features insignia from all six bands that Tom had competed with from Grade Four through Grade One. The inaugural recipient is the Glengarry Pipe Band – Grade Five, under the leadership of Pipe Major Erin Bell and Lead Drummer Jim Bush. The “Tom Brown Cup” will be presented by Tom’s wife Michele, and their daughter Abigail.
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George Sherriff Memorial

Wednesday November 15th, 2017

Countdown until the 23rd Annual George Sherriff Memorial Invitational Competition this coming Saturday at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 70 James St. S., Hamilton, Ontario.

6/8 March event starts at 10 a.m. The Piobaireachd competition starts at 12:30 p.m.. The evening March, Strathspey & Reel event starts at 7:30 p.m.. Awards will take place at approximately 10 p.m.

The top 10 amateur bagpipers from across Canada and the United States will be competing for the prizes. And, it’s an amazing line up of prizes!

All key details surrounding the competition can be found on our website:

Come on out and support these extremely talented musicians.

PPBSO Branches

PPBSO Office

President: Chris Buchanan
Vice President:Charles MacDonald
Secretary: Michele Curtis
Treasurer: John Allen


Administrator: Sharon Duthart
Chief Steward: Glenn Covert
Ombudsman: Ken Eller