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PPBSO Announcements

Ed Neigh, 1945 – 2015 – Update

Saturday August 8th, 2015

It is with a heavy heart and the deepest sorrow that the PPBSO adds its thoughts to the multitude of voices in noting the passing of lifetime member Ed Neigh.

Ed was a member with an accomplished history as a competitor, Pipe Major, adjudicator, composer, and teacher. Ed’s solo competitive successes included both the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) and the Bar to the Medal, the Open March at Oban, and the Dunvegan Medal; as Pipe Major of the grade one Guelph Pipe Band he led the band to success at the North American Championships on several occasions.
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“Great Beginnings” Teaching Symposium Coming This Fall

Monday July 27th, 2015

Save the date! Sunday October 4th will see the first Teaching Symposium to be run by the PPBSO in many years.

The event will focus on how to teach beginners, and is aimed at any PPBSO member who currently teaches beginners, or who wants to learn how to teach beginners.

We’ll cover everything from the time they walk into the door to the time they play in their first event or march in their first parade.

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Grade 5 Band Meeting for Maxville

Monday July 27th, 2015

The band meeting for the grade 5 bands for Maxville will be held on Friday, July 31st at 11:00.

Kincardine Band Meeting

Tuesday June 30th, 2015

The mandatory Band Meeting for the Kincardine Scottish Festival will take place at 10:00 instead of the standard time of 11:00.

2015 Band Passes

Wednesday April 15th, 2015

PPBSO Band Passes are now being mailed to bands. Please consult the list of mailed passes to see when your band’s passes were mailed. This list will be updated weekly. Do not wait until the day of the games to notify the PPBSO of missing band passes.

Highlands of Durham Games Added to the 2015 Season

Thursday March 12th, 2015

It is with great pleasure that the Board can announce the addition of the Highlands of Durham Games in Uxbridge to our 2015 competition season. With this addition on Saturday, July 25th, the PPBSO is offering a full schedule of events consisting of nine outdoor, sanctioned competitions throughout the Summer.

The band master entry form (MEF) is now available, and the solo entry form and online registrations will be available shortly. We hope to see everyone there.

Recordings for Solo Drummers

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

Have you ever struggled to find a piper for your solos?  Have you ever picked a tune for your solos that the pipers you had in mind didn’t know or couldn’t play?  Have you ever signed up for solos, excited at the prospect of playing your favourite score to your favourite tune with your favourite piper, only to see your piper hurry off for their own solos minutes before you’re scheduled to compete?

These are common issues that solo drummers encounter each season.  The PPBSO has taken steps to address these issues:  this season, there will be recordings of pipe tunes available for solo drummers to use in their solo contests.
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2014 George Sherriff Memorial

Monday November 10th, 2014

The 19th Annual George Sherriff Memorial runs this Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. The contest starts with the 6/8 marches at 10:00 A.M., followed by the Piobaireachd at 1:00 P.M., and the MSR at 7:30 P.M.

Further details may be found at http://ppbso.org/george-sherriff-memorial-invitational-competition.

PPBSO Branches

PPBSO Office

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

Administration

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

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