The Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the University of Regina Education Building, Room ED114 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
The meeting is open to all member bands. Opportunities are available for those who are wanting to volunteer. One particular position we are seeking a member to fill is that of Music Chair. Please call Kathleen Fehilly-Douglas, SPBA President for more information about the meeting and volunteer opportunities.
Please confirm who will be attending from your band by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The date for confirming delegates will be April 15, 2015.
We look forward to your band’s participation at the meeting.
President, Sask. Pipe Band Association
Online registration is now open for the 2015 edition of SOUND ADVICE, featuring some of the World's best performing and teaching talent in pipes and drums.
We are pleased to welcome Pipe-Sgt Alasdair Henderson of the Inveraray and District Pipe Band, the 2014 European Pipe Band Champions and 2nd prize at the World Pipe Band Championships. Also featured from the Inveraray group is Tenor/bass instructor Ruaridh MacDonald, who grew up locally playing in Saskatchewan pipe bands and who has been a member of the Inveraray mid-section for the last three seasons.
We are really excited to welcome back J. Reid Maxwell, the leading drummer of six-time World Champions the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, and also coming from SFU is piping instructor Dani Brin Millar, another former SK player who has been a part of every SFUPB highlight reel since 1995!
We're working on another collaboration with the National Piping Centre in Glasgow for the school, and we'll have more instructors to announce shortly. In the meantime, register for the school, and this year you are able to pay the full amount online.
Online entry is now available for solos and bands for The Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival.
This year's event is DOWNTOWN REGINA in Victoria Park, both days, with different events each day! Book your space now, and family members, band instructors and friends can purchase their tickets online for the Games, which INCLUDES all-day entertainment, a fully licensed grounds, a Saturday night Ceilidh with Celtic rockers "The MudMen" and much more!
Be sure to attend the PRAIRIE PIPING INVITATIONAL on Friday night, May 15th in the Regina Travelodge Hotel, featuring six excellent pipers:
• Andrea Boyd, Ottawa, ON - Silver Medallist, and winner of 2010 World Pipe Band Championships with St. Laurence O'Toole.
• Eilidh MacDonald, Halifax/Regina - Winner of 2014 North American Championships with 78th Highlanders, Halifax Citadel
• Alex Rasmussen, Regina - Consistent prize winner in Open solos; 16 times Saskatchewan Pipe Band Championship.
• Andrew Smith, Calgary - Consistent prize winner in Open solos; winner of 2008 and 2009 World Pipe Band Championships with SFU Pipe Band.
• Stewart Smith, Calgary - Consistent prize winner in Open solos; winner of 2008 World Pipe Band Championships with SFU Pipe Band.
• Sean Somers, Calgary - 2013 Winner of this event; past winner of Canadian and North American Championships with 78th Highlanders, Halifax Citadel.