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Posted by Ian Burrows on 30 September 2016 2:33 PM

Due to changing personal circumstances, Finvoy Pipe Band  are seeking  an experienced person with passion and energy to take over the role of Pipe Major for the 2017 season in Grade 3B. The band is based between Rasharkin and Ballymoney and next year will clebrate 80 years since its formation in 1937. Any enquiries should be directed to Paul Cameron on 07753405563 or paul.cameron314@btinternet.com   .

Posted by Ian Burrows on 30 September 2016 12:21 PM

Please see attached reminder

Posted by Ian Burrows on 30 September 2016 12:18 PM

William Kerr Memorial Pipe Band are seeking a leading drummer to help develop a young drum corps. Practices are held in Drummond Orange Hall, a very central location near Dungannon and close to the MI Motorway. Payment is available for the suitable candidate.

The band are also keen to recruit drummers/pipers and learners to strengthen their ranks for the incoming year.

For further information or to express an interest please phone Alan McLean on 07747 697959 or email alanmclean69@yahoo.co.uk

Posted by Ian Burrows on 30 September 2016 12:16 PM

Cleland Memorial Pipe Band, Bangor, Co Down; are looking for a new Pipe Major to lead the Band in their promotion to Grade 3B.

They have had a great season in 2016, becoming UK Champions, 2nd in The Worlds and also finishing 2nd in NI Champion of Champions in grade 4A.

If you are interested in this opportunity or joining them as a piper, drummer or a learner please contact:
Marta Mitchell-Band Secretary 07742754444
Email: clelandmemorialpb@live.com or you will find us on face book.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 27 September 2016 12:43 PM

The Annual General Meeting of the County Down Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Northern Ireland Branch will take place in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch on Wednesday 19th October, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

The Section looks forward to a good turn out of band representatives at the meeting.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 22 September 2016 1:46 PM

Please see attached poster for details of the President's Charity Concert 2016.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 20 September 2016 3:51 PM

The Fingal Solo Piping and Drumming  Championships are being held on Sunday 9th October 2016 in
Lusk, Co Dublin.

Please click here for the syllabus and online entry .

Posted 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.