News and Notices
Tuesday July 4th, 2017
The band meeting at Kincardine this Saturday, July 8th will be held at 10:00 instead of the usual 11:00. As always, bands are required to send one representative to the meeting.
Wednesday June 14th, 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to make some changes to the band circles at Cobourg this weekend. The new band contest start times and judging assignments can be found at http://ppbso.org/cobourg-highland-games-5.
We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday June 1st, 2017
If you’re a piping, snare, tenor, or bass drumming teacher, we want to know! In conjunction with our Let’s Try the Bagpipes! pilot project, we are reviving our database of teachers.
The database will be published on the PPBSO website and any PPBSO member is welcome to be included. Simply complete and return the Teacher Information Form to us by email, fax, or regular mail. The form can be found in the “Forms” section of the PPBSO website.
While the database will include teachers of all levels, to start we’re particularly seeking teachers with experience and/or special interest in teaching beginners. We will be directing interested learners to the database at Let’s Try the Bagpipes!
Want more information? Contact Ellen Mole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday June 1st, 2017
Let’s Try the Bagpipes! is a pilot project of the PPBSO at the Georgetown Highland Games and the Fergus Scottish Festival in 2017.
The idea is to stimulate curiosity and spark a desire to learn by allowing members of the public to handle instruments, try them out and get all their questions answered. We will have a booth in the vendors area displaying practice chanters, various types of bagpipes, reeds, music and assorted gear.
Wednesday May 17th, 2017
Pipe Major for the Air Command Pipes and Drums and PPBSO Adjudicator Thomas (Tom) J. Brown passed away, peacefully, on May 16, 2017.
Thursday March 16th, 2017
The PPBSO is profoundly saddened by the passing of lifetime member Reay Mackay. Reay was a highly respected adjudicator, instructor, Pipe Major, and former competitor. He will be greatly missed, and our deepest condolences go out to Reay’s family and friends.
Monday March 6th, 2017
As a reminder to all members, please note that the deadline for submitting applications for solo upgrades is April 1st. After that date, no applications will be accepted for the upcoming season. For all members wishing to request an upgrade, please submit the form found on our website at http://ppbso.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PPBSO-Solo-Grading-Request-Form.pdf.