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Scholarships 2018

We are currently working on scholarship opportunities for 2018, and will post here as we confirm.


The Bruce Gandy Bagpiping Development Society Scholarships
Pipers across North America can apply for one of several available scholarships in 2018. Visit the website and download the application. Bruce Gandy Bagpiping Development Society

The North Saskatchewan Regiment Pipes & Drums Scholarship
The NSR Pipes & Drums have proudly represented the Regiment for many years, performing at many community events in central Saskatchewan. The NSRPD is offering a $475 scholarship to a Saskatchewan piping or drumming student. Download the application and submit it to the band before May 15, 2018. DOWNLOAD PDF

The Sons of Scotland, Camp Balmoral #177 Scholarships
The Sons of Scotland, Camp Balmoral #177 have been active in Regina since 1896, and are this year sponsoring two $475 scholarships to Sound Advice. Application Form

Community Initiatives Funds


The Brin Family Scholarships (2)

The Brin family has three members who have played in several Saskatchewan pipe bands, starting with the 96th Highlanders, and then Prince Albert Highlanders, Strathfleet Pipe Band, The Fraser Pipe Band, and The City of Regina Pipe Band. All three benefited greatly from attending piping camps in Saskatchewan and elsewhere. There are two $250 scholarships for junior pipers or drummers from Saskatchewan. 

The Community Initiatives Fund Scholarships (4)

The Community Initiatives Fund makes knowledgeable and effective investments in community-based initiatives throughout Saskatchewan that strengthen the capacity of communities. Last year, CIF provided a significant grant to "Sound Advice" that allowed us to bring a number of students to the camp. This year, we have four x $400 scholarships remaining from the final grant payment, and we are committing them to youth-aged pipers and drummers living in Saskatchewan, but not in either Saskatoon or Regina.

The Highland Piper Scholarship 

This anonymous scholarship for $475 has been donated by an adult piper with Scottish roots who really encourages youth applicants to pursue their piping studies.

The Balcarres Scholarships (2)

These two $425 scholarships are for students NOT from Regina or Saskatoon, to encourage youth musicians from Saskatchewan communities. Donated by an adult piper in the Conservatory "Bagpipe Studies" Program.

The William (Bill) Long Memorial Scholarship (2)

Bill Long learned to play the pipes after age 80, and played for several years as a member of the "Bagpipe Studies" class at the Conservatory of Performing Arts. When Bill died last year his family donated his pipes to the program, and they have been sold to provide scholarships to the camp.  For the 2018 school, there will be two scholarships, each valued at $300.


The Donald Felstrom Scholarship (1)

This scholarship is offered by the Conservatory Pipe Band in memory of Saskatchewan piper Donald Felstrom for a piper to attend 2018 Sound Advice, covering $250 toward the cost of tuition at the school. 


The Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival Scholarships (2)

The Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival is offering two scholarships to the school, each one valued at $475. The scholarships will go to "The Most Promising Piper and Drummer" of the day, as chosen collectively by the judges.


The City of Regina Pipe Band Scholarships (6)

The City of Regina Pipe Band is offering $1,250 in scholarships for members of the Conservatory of Performing Arts Pipe Band.


The WaWa Shrine Pipes & Drums Scholarship (1)

Regina's longstanding Shrine pipes & drums unit is once again sponsoring a student to 2018 Sound Advice. 


The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band  Scholarships (TBA)

The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band is once again generously sponsoring three Manitoba students to attend the camp! The scholarships are for full tuition and accommodation at Sound Advice 2018. 


Application forms for the SOUND ADVICE GENERAL scholarships can be downloaded HERE.  
Completed forms and information must be received by May 25, 2018.


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