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Posted by Admin on 8 September 2015 2:55 PM

The NI Branch School will be open for the new term on Saturday 26th September at 9.30am. The 4 centres are as follows:

Edenderry Primary School
Cookstown Primary School
Erne Integrated College
Lisneal College

There is a new online course registration system. Go to the School Webpage and click on the 'Register with Branch School' Link at the top of the page. If you already have an account on the Branch website just log in and follow the instructions. If you don't have an account then complete the details to sign up. (Note if you are a competing Drum Major then you do have an account on the system. If you do not know how to access your account please send an email to admin@rspbani.org and we'll make the details available to you.)

Why not give the Branch School a like on facebook http://www.facebook.com/rspbanischool or follow us on twitter @rspbanischool. There will be regular updates throughout the term on these channels.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 19 September 2014 11:02 AM

Please see attached document regarding the RSPBANI Branch School programme 2014-15.

Posted by Darren Frew on 16 April 2014 7:09 PM

The Branch School still have several project running for the 2013-14 year however, with our big exam day completed a few weeks ago our attention now turns to 2014-15. The Education Committee will be meeting on Wednesday 23rd April to consider the programme for next winter. We would like to hear from individuals (pipers, drummers and drum majors) and bands about their educational needs.

While the Saturday Centres and other initiatives are working well for many we understand that for others it may not possible to attend classes due to other commitments. There are other possibilities but we need to know where the need is so that we can target the resources that we have available.

We are also keen to hear from bands that already have (or would like to have) an association with a local school or group. We may be able to offer some advice and support.

Resources are limited but if there is a specific need we will do our best to provide what assistance we can. Please contact us either via Ian Burrows in the office on 028 9267 0445 or via email admin@rspbani.org

Posted by Ian Burrows on 13 March 2014 4:34 PM

Members of the RSPBANI Branch School performed at an Irish and Ulster-Scots Social Evening on Saturday, 8th March 2014 at the Skanios Centre in Belfast.

They played as guests arrived, performed a set of  tunes on stage and then played Auld Lang Syne with all performers at the end of the night.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 17 February 2014 12:40 PM

The RSPBANI Branch School have been touring with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, on Sunday 16th March they performed at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Click here to listen to coverage on Radio Ulster, interviews and music start at 1 hour, 21 minutes 40 seconds into the programme.

Click here for UTV coverage

Posted by Ian Burrows on 5 February 2014 3:34 PM

The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland Peace Proms, February 2014 with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch School Pipers and Drummers performing 'Aires De Pontevedra' at Dublin City West Hotel. 

Click here to view the video 

Please note the video is mobile phone quality.

 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 13 January 2014 9:59 PM

A reminder that the second school term starts on the 18th January in our 5 Saturday Centres.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 27 November 2013 11:51 PM

Interviews from the Foundation Certificate Awards evening at Stormont are now available to listen to on A Kist O Wurds radio programme by clicking here. The feature starts at 10 minutes 38 seconds into the programme.