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Posted in School News by Admin on 15 September 2017 3:08 PM

It's Back to School time again at the NI Branch School. Our Saturday Centres will be back up and running again on Saturday 23rd September at 9.30am.

Please Note: The Enniskillen Centre has a new venue at The Bridge Centre, 16 East Bridge St, Enniskillen BT74 7BP.

New for 2017
Two 'Pop-Up' Centres. These centres will accommodate the first 2 levels of Piping, Snare Drumming, Bass/Tenor. These are ideal for anyone starting off on their educational journey with the School. The first is located in Broughshane House (70 Main Street, Broughshane, BT42 4JW) This will start on Saturday 23rd September at 9.30am. The second is located in Discover Ulster-Scots Centre (1-9 Victoria St, Belfast, BT1 3GA). This Centre will commence on Thursday 28th Sept at 7.00pm.

Term fees are £30 and also a reminder that our Household and Young Student Discounts will run again this year. Details below:

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 or lower will be £25.
The fees for students attending the School who are in Primary 5 or lower will be £20.

We welcome students of all ages and abilities so why not give it a go.

Register Online
To register with the Branch School please Register/Sign in to the Branch website (www.rspbani.org), Go to the School Page (Green Button) then click on the Yellow Register with Branch School Link at the top. You can also register directly in the Centres on the first day of term.

If you already have an account on the system (Have competed as a Drum Major/Soloist or have attended the School previously) but can't access it please contact us at admin@rspbani.org please do not register another account.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 September 2017 4:29 PM

Ballinderry Church presents Ravara Pipe Band in concert with compere Gary Wilson and supporting artists in Ballinderry Church Hall, Saturday the 23rd of September 2017 at 8 pm.

Suggested subscription £10.00

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 13 September 2017 4:23 PM

New School Term commencing, Saturday 23rd September.


We have 2 pop up centres this year in Broughshane and Belfast as well as our existing centres in Mid Ulster, Fermanagh, Co. Down and the North West.

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 9 September 2017 8:40 PM

Results of the Adult World Solo Drumming Qualifier and Northern Ireland Novice Solos attached.

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 7 September 2017 4:41 PM

Please see attached for the All Ireland Piping and Drumming Solos 2017 draw

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 6 September 2017 4:54 PM

NI Novice Solos Draw

Novice Practice Chanter – 6.45 pm

William McFarland

Ben McAlister                    

Sam Purvis                         

Novice Piping (to follow)     

Rebecca Hicks                   

Vincent Obrien

Grace Victoria McIvor

Novice Drum Pad – 6.45 pm                      

Nathan McAdoo

Harry Walker

Harry Gates

Matthew Steenson

Advanced Drum Pad (to follow)

Adam Gates

Unaccompanied Snare (to follow)

Jamie Coffey

Harriet Lovatt

Ben Jenkins                        

Registration will open at 6.30pm,

We ask that all competitors are present and ready to start at 6.45pm

Adult MSR World Qualifier Draw – 7.15pm

  1. Dean Smyth                        Field Marshal Montgomery
  2. Matthew Shaw                    Ravara
  3. Brian Hasson                      Colmcille
  4. Matthew Cole                      Quinn Memorial
  5. Christopher Hasson            Colmcille

Registration for World Qualifier also opens at 6.30pm,

Address for Greystone Primary School:

53 Greystone Rd, Antrim BT41 1JW

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 30 August 2017 10:25 AM

A reminder that the closing date for entering the following solos is Saturday 2nd September at 12 Noon:

All Ireland Solos
NI Novice Solos
Adult MSR World Drumming Solo Qualifier

Please don't delay in submitting your entry online

Posted in Branch News by Danielle McCartney on 24 August 2017 8:35 PM

Entries for the NI Novice Solos and for the All Ireland Solos (Piping, Drumming and Tenor events) can be viewed online at Competitions

Instructions on how to enter Solo Competitions can be found in the attached document

Entries for the Bass Section of the All Ireland Solos and for the Adult MSR Qualifer should be emailed to the branch secretary (danielle.mccartney@rspbani.org) or submitted to the Branch Office 

Closing Date for all Solo Events - Saturday 2nd September at 12 Noon

Please contact the branch secretary if you have any issues creating an account or entering the solos