News and Notices
Tuesday July 8th, 2014
The 78th Frasers completed the natural hat-trick by taking the Grade 1 Medley contest at the Kincardine Scottish Festival on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Peel Regional Police were second on the strength of ensemble preference, with Toronto Police taking the final spot. All three bands showed exceptional mid-season form, which bodes very well for the remaining 2014 contests.
Monday June 30th, 2014
The mandatory band meeting at Kincardine will take place at 10:00 AM instead of the usual 11:00 AM.
Monday June 23rd, 2014
The 78th Fraser Highlanders made it two in a row as they won the Grade 1 medley contest at the Cobourg Highland Games on Saturday, June 21, 2014 against a strong field of competitors, including the Ottawa Police, who were again challenging up to the premier grade.
Monday June 16th, 2014
The 78th Fraser Highlanders opened their 2014 campaign with a win in the Grade 1 MSR contest at the Georgetown Highland games on Saturday, June 14, 2014. An overall solid performance, including a 1st in ensemble, was enough to give them the win. What began as a cool day for the early soloists, settled in to perfect pipe band weather in time for the afternoon band contests.
Tuesday May 13th, 2014
Please consult the current 2014 PPBSO Band Passes List.
Contact the PPBSO if you have not received your Band Passes within five days from the date of mailing. Do not wait until the day of the games to notify the PPBSO.
Sunday May 11th, 2014
The Music Committee recently hosted its annual Adjudication Seminar in Milton, Ontario. Facilitated by Glenna Mackay-Johnstone and Trish Kirkwood, the day was filled with rich dialogue, thought provoking discussion and positive energy. The afternoon consisted of two break-out sessions in both Piobaireachd (lead by Ed Neigh) and solo light music (lead by Bob Worrall).
Wednesday January 22nd, 2014
The 2014 PPBSO Adjudication Seminar has been scheduled for April 26, 2014.
Thursday January 16th, 2014
Establishment of a New Professional Piobaireachd Grade
In recent years the number of professional piobairechd players has become too large to be adjudicated in a morning. Last year, for example, 22 entered at Georgetown. The PPBSO has decided to divide the professional piobaireachd into two grades called A and B.