Please find attached the entry form for the SPBA Mini Gathering being held on Saturday, November 29th in Saskatoon at Wildwood School. If you are unable to participate with a mini band (only required to have 4 pipers, 2 snare & a bass!) please encourage your students and members to attend as soloists.
The event is geared to be less formal than a typical highland games and more of an opportunity for soloists to get feedback on a tune they are playing for a future event or just pointers for improvement as beginners, the chance for bands to play a new tune set in preparation for an event (e.g. Winnipeg Games), to catch up with those in the pipe band community and to have a bit of fun! Events are open to all ages. We have prepared the events to accommodate travel in the morning and the event will be wrapped up for an early drive back to your homes.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at the contact numbers listed below.
It's time for member bands to complete their year-end reports, and also submit membership and nominal roll information for 2015. Completion of the paperwork means that bands are eligible for community band grants from the SPBA.
Solo grading cards are needed by all soloists (except 1st-year chanter and drum pad students) to compete at Highland Games anywhere in North America. You can apply individually ONLINE, or by using the paper mail-in form. As well, there is an option for pipe bands to register ALL their soloists at once for a discount.
The Saskatoon Police Pipes and Drums is looking for drummers, particularly snare drummers. Although the band competes in grade 3, all levels are welcome so come out and meet us at practise on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm at the Saskatoon Legion on Spadina Cresent and 17th Street.
Contact: Dave Mackintosh 306-227-7473 or by email.