JOIN US FOR ANOTHER FANTASTIC SCHOOL!
WELCOME TO THE
JUNE 30 to JULY 5, 2013
SOUND ADVICE will once again be on the main campus of the University of Regina in 2013!
We have beautiful, modern classroom spaces, new student accommodation, great performance spaces, and excellent food services!
Join us for a lively, fun week of piping and drumming,
with some of the best instructors you'll find anywhere!
The 2013 school is pleased to welcome J. Reid Maxwell, L-D of the 6-time World Champion SFU Pipe Band, as well as one of the World's most celebrated performers and teachers of Scottish snare drumming! Also new this year is Michael O'Neil, a champion performer on tenor drum, and also a member of the SFU Pipe Band and a highly sought-after instructor. Alex Gandy is returning as a piping instructor, and the pipe-major of the Halifax 78th Highlanders Pipe Band and award-winning soloist is looking forward to seeing new and old faces at this year's camp. We are very pleased to have James P. Troy, Ryan MacDonald, and Roland Reid returning to Sound Advice in 2013, and we will add more instructors should the registration demand.
AGAIN THIS YEAR: ONLINE REGISTRATION!
You can now register for the school online HERE. Fill in the form an submit. You will be asked to pay a $100 deposit using our secure PayPal registration, and then you must send in the remainder by cheque or money order [made payable to "Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association"] by June 1, 2013.
FREE PROGRAM FOR BEGINNERS!
Each year at Sound Advice we offer a free program for children who would like to try pipes and/or drums. It runs in the morning only, Monday to Friday, and gives children ages 8-12 (recommended age) the opportunity to learn what piping and drumming are all about, take lessons, hear others play, and meet the students at the camp who currently play. Past students have gone on to join local bands and a number are now active members of a pipe band! Registration is limited. To register for the free program, please use the registration page and select "Free Beginner Program."
Great Sponsors make a Difference
McCallum Bagpipes has been a sponsor of Sound Advice since 2004, and their support has helped make the school possible each year. We encourage you to support them, and the other excellent firms who make a difference, such as Cameron's Drumming Studio, Jim McGillivray's wonderful tune and music resource PipeTunes.ca, Jack Lee and Sons Bagpipe Reeds, and also the University of Regina, the Saskatchewan Band Association, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture and local groups who contribute volunteers, in-kind donations and services such as meals, transportation, and security.