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SOUND ADVICE 2024

SOUND ADVICE summer school returns July 7-12, 2024, and be sure to register early! We'll have more information on available scholarships a litttle later.

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P-M Richard Parkes, MBE • FMM L-D Gareth McLees • Glenna MacKay-Johnstone •  Jacquie Troy Carter • Sean Somers • Ruaridh MacDonald


We're back in person at the beautiful University of Regina July 7-12 with a stellar instructional staff.

SOUND ADVICE is looking forward to welcoming the current World Champion pipe-major and lead-drummer perennial champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe BandDr. Richard Parkes, MBE also holds the record for the most WPBC wins ever (13) and L-D Gareth McLee's leadership of the FMM drum corps earned them high honours in the 2023 season.

Also coming is Glenna MacKay-Johnstone from Ontario, with loing experience is solo piping, Grade 1 bands and teaching. She's also a cracking Gaelic singer, and we're looking forward to that!. We're excited to welcome back Sean Somers, who has been at Sound Advice in the past. Sean is widely known and a great player, pipe-major and composer. Joining the team again this year is Jacquie Troy Carter teaching snare drumming, and she brings with her a life-time of experience in Highland culture, Grade 1 bands, and teaching youth. Returning this year to teach bass/tenor is Ruaridh MacDonald, winner of top championships including the 2019 World's with Inveraray and a creative musoician and teacher.

 

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WHITE HEATHER PIPE BAND – MOOSE JAW

The White Heather is a new youth pipe band in Moose Jaw.  The name is derived from two former successful Moose Jaw pipe bands, the White Hackle and the Sprigs O’ Heather. The pipe band program is for beginning piping and drumming students interested in learning how to play these instruments. The focus is on fun, friendship and musical development.  A Scottish background is not required.

The long-term plan is to have a youth pipe band that can perform at special local events and compete at various highland games.

If you want to learn bagpipes or drums from excellent instructors and you live in the Moose Jaw area this is the place for you!  New students are welcome throughout the year, and we encourage you to come down and visit to see if this passion is for you. 

The band director is Michelle Carline. Michelle grew up playing in the Springs O’ Heather Pipe Band and has gone on to play with top bands in Western Canada, including competing at the World Pipe Band Championships with one of Canada’s elite pipe bands. Michelle has been a prize-winning solo competitor, and has many years of teaching experience in local school divisions. She will be assisted by other local pipers and drummers with excellent music and community credentials.

Band Contact

For registration, general information and questions about the program at the White Heather, please email the band director.

Band Director
Michelle Carline
mcarline@hotmail.com

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