News and Notices
Thursday August 8th, 2013
Maxville, Ontario was again the site of the Glengarry Highland Games, the crown jewel in the PPBSO’s competitive pipe band season. Fifty five bands in five grades competed for the title of North American Champions, on what was a mainly sunny day, interrupted only briefly by some short-lived showers. A full field of bands playing in front of a packed grandstand and crowded berm on the Maxville fairgrounds is indeed a sight and sound that may not be equaled anywhere in the world.
Monday July 22nd, 2013
The Ontario Highland Games circuit continued its string of great weather this past weekend as the Cambridge Highland games were held under sunny skies, and in front of a large crowd. It was a great day for law-enforcement, as police-sponsored bands picked up the top prize in every grade, except for the premier grade, which was won by the 78th Fraser Highlanders. The 78th now sit tied for 1st place with Peel Regional Police in pursuit of the Champions Supreme title for 2013.
Tuesday July 9th, 2013
Picturesque Kincardine, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron was the scene of the 4th stop on the 2013 PPBSO outdoor calendar. Beautiful, hot weather greeted the competitors and attendees, making it a most enjoyable day for players and spectators alike.
Friday July 5th, 2013
The Results for the Embro Highland Games have been posted on the ppbso.org website and on the new ppbso.ca site.
Congratulations to all participants!
Thursday June 20th, 2013
The PPBSO’s return to Cobourg after a 14 year hiatus saw Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia, one of the World’s top Grade 1 bands, claim the top prize in the Grade 1 MSR contest. Ottawa Police utilized the new “challenge up” rule to augment their winning Grade 2 medley performance with a very solid showing in the Grade 1 contest.
Tuesday June 11th, 2013
The first competition of the 2013 PPBSO season held on Saturday, June 8 2013 in Georgetown saw Peel Regional Police march off the field first, having claimed 1st place in the flagship Grade 1 medley contest.
Wednesday May 29th, 2013
The Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario (PPBSO) has been busy working to improve its communications media, in order to keep its membership better informed on the comings and goings of the Society, the Ontario Games circuit, and the various branch initiatives, as well as to get important feedback from Pipers and Drummers in Ontario.
Wednesday May 1st, 2013
The PPBSO will be utilizing social media to extend communications to members and the public. Follow the Twitter feed or like the Facebook page. The target is to go live with the test site, http://www.ppbso.ca in mid-May of 2013. Stay tuned!