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Posted in School News by Admin on 19 September 2016 11:07 PM

It's that time of year again. The NI Branch School kicks off the Autumn term on Saturday 24th September at 9.30am. The venues are listed below. Please note that the North-West Venue has changed to Oakgrove Integrated College (BT47 6TG).

Mid-Ulster: Cookstown Primary School, Coolnafranky, Cookstown
Co. Fermanagh: Erne Integrated College, Enniskillen
Co. Down: Edenderry Primary School, Lurgan Road, Banbridge
North-West: Oakgrove Integrated College, Gransha Park, Londonderry

The Mid-Ulster Centre will have Drum Major tuition as a new addition for 2016/17.

The Branch School are also offering a number of Discounted Fees options:

Household Discounted Fees
Multiple Students attending the School from the same household will be subject to the following Fees:
2 Students - £25 each
3 or more students - £20 each

Young Student Discounted Fees
The fees for students attending the School who are in Primary 6 or 7 will be £25.
The fees for students attending the School who are in Primary 5 or lower will be £20.

If you would like to take advantage of any of the discount fees please contact the Branch Office (info@rspbani.org or 02892670445) or your local Centre Coordinator so that your account can be enable for the reduced rate.

All Centres will be teaching on the first day and it would be helpful if as many students as possible could register on the website before Saturday. We've made it even easier to sign up this year.

For returning students or new students with an existing account on the system:

  1. Login
  2. Click 'My Account' (On top grey bar)
  3. Click on 'Branch School' tab
  4. Click the 'Register with Branch School' Link and follow instructions.

For new students without an account on the Branch website please click on the following link and register then follow the instructions above to sign up with the Branch School. (If you area competing Drum Major or played at the recent All-Ireland Solos you already have an account.)


If you have any query or problem accessing the website please contact admin@rspbani.org

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 19 September 2016 9:49 PM

The Music Board met on Saturday 17th September and approved the following grading changes for the 2017 season. These changes are already approved by the Board of Directors.

Northern Ireland Branch bands upgrades:

Grade 4B to 4A
St Marys, Derrytrasna

Grade 4A to 3B
Cleland Memorial

Grade 3B to 3A
Matt Boyd Memorial
Marlacoo and District

Grade 3A to 2

Grade 2 to 1
Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland

No downgrades for Northern Ireland Branch bands.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 18 September 2016 11:20 PM

Click here for photos of the All Ireland Solo Championships and the Northen Ireland Novice Solo Championships.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 17 September 2016 6:19 PM

Results of the Northern Ireland Novice Solo Championships attached

Posted in Branch News by Admin on 14 September 2016 10:48 AM

Attached is the draw for the 2016 N.I. Novice Solo Championships.

Posted in Branch News by Admin on 10 September 2016 11:14 PM

The entry deadline for the All-Ireland and NI Novice Solos has been extended until 10am on Monday 12th September. Big thanks to everyone that has already entered. The team will begin work on Monday morning on the draw etc. so this will be the only extension.