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September 2014

Grade 4 Mini-MSR Meeting

September 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PPBSO Music Committee members have heard concerns from Grade 4 bands regarding the selection of appropriate music for the Mini-MSR which they will play for the first time this season. As a result the committee has arranged a teleconference call for Grade 4 band leaders. Committee members, joined by Ed Neigh, will be available to answer questions regarding music choices and any other concerns that bands have regarding this event.

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October 2014

Fall FUSION 2014

October 4, 2014
Nipissing University, 50 Wellingston St.
Brantford, Ontario Canada
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$110.00

FALL FUSION  2014 Piping and Drumming workshop Recital: Roddy MacLeod Nipissing University Brantford, Ontario 50 Wellington St. Brantford, Ontario Saturday October 4, 2014 $110.00 per participant (lunch & recital included) Instructors: Gail Brown Ken Eller Ian K MacDonald Roddy MacLeod Ed Neigh Bob Worrall Hugh Cameron John Fisher Doug Stronach Matt Bellia Taylor Page Kahlil Cappuccino   For more information email Darlene at; fallfusion@parisdover.com

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January 2015

More Ceol Mor! Piobaireachd Workshop

January 31, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Moss Park Armoury, 130 Queen St. East
Toronto, Canada
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$140

Featuring Instructors Jack Lee Willie McCallum Ed Neigh For pipers of every level! Expand your knowledge of the bagpipe’s classical music through study with world-class experts. Classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels can be mixed and matched to meet each student’s individual goals. Students should bring their practice chanters; music and lunch are provided.

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October 2015

PPBSO Teaching Symposium 2015: Great Beginnings!

October 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Rd.
Cambridge, Ontario Canada
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$20

Getting beginners off to a good start provides the foundation for all their future achievements. Yet many teachers of beginners feel isolated and under-prepared for this important task. This one-day symposium is for any member who currently teaches, or who wants to learn to teach, beginners. Our focus will be on what to do from the time they walk in the door till the time they march in their first parade or play at their first event. Expert piping, snare…

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November 2015

Chatham-Kent Police Services Instructional Workshop

November 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sprucedale United Church, 493 Victoria Ave
Chatham, Ontario N7L 3B4 Canada
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$35
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February 2016

Ottawa Bass and Mid-Section Workshop

February 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess, 78 Lisgar St.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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$25

The Ottawa branch February 6th Knockout contest will be preceded that afternoon by a bass and mid-section drumming workshop. We are very happy to be joined that afternoon by Kahlil Cappuccino of the Grade 1 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band. Kahlil will cover the following on Saturday, February 6th: Mastering the fundamentals – technique, bass-player’s role, care, maintenance, tuning Creating mindsets and being physically prepared Playing with dynamics, groove and feel Playing different idioms (e.g. marches, strathspeys, hornpipes, jigs,…

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More Ceol Mor! Piobaireachd Workshop

February 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - February 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Moss Park Armoury, Queen St.
Toronto, Canada
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$140

Featuring instructors: Colin MacLellan Bruce Gandy Bob Worrall For pipers of every level! Expand your knowledge of the bagpipe’s classical music through study with world-class experts. Classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels can be mixed and matched to meet each student’s individual goals. Students should bring their practice chanters; music and lunch are provided. PLUS! A short piobaireachd recital by some of the instructors will end the day inspirationally! A Piobaireachd Competition will take place on Sunday, February 28.…

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April 2016

Adjudication Seminar

April 2, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Best Western Milton Inn Conference Centre, 161 Chisholm Drive
Milton, ON L9T 4A6 Canada
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This year, the focus of the seminar will be on pipe band adjudication. Throughout the seminar, participants will be provided an opportunity to formalize the process that they use to evaluate a pipe band contest, and discuss and engage with other adjudicators as to the process that they use – first as a piping or drumming judge and then from an ensemble perspective. We hope that all of our adjudicators will take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the…

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February 2018

More Ceol Mor

February 24 @ 9:30 am
Moss Park Armoury, Queen St.
Toronto, Canada
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For pipers of every level! Expand your knowledge of the bagpipe’s classical music through study with world-class experts. Classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels can be mixed and matched to meet each student’s individual goals. Students should bring their practice chanters; music and lunch are provided. PLUS! A short piobaireachd recital by some of the instructors will end the day inspirationally! A Piobaireachd Competition will take place on Sunday March 5th. Workshop price includes entry to the competition as…

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