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Subject: RSPBA Pipe Band Workshop Sunday 14th to Friday 19th July, 2002


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John McKenzie
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Date Posted: 10:59:52 03/28/02 Thu

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
Summer Pipe Band Workshop 2002
Sunday 14th to Friday 19th July, 2002
Venue: Association Headquarters,
Washington Street, Glasgow
o 6 days - Sunday to Friday
o Tuition for piping and snare, tenor and bass drumming
o Coaching in sound production and instrument maintenance
o All levels of playing catered for
o Low instructor to class size ratio - 10 instructors
o Group and individual attention
o Pipes and drums practising together each day
o Evening visits to top pipe bands
o Guests - top pipers and drummers
o Introduction to piobaireachd
o Coaching in music writing software
o Lunches and morning/afternoon tea/coffee included
o Suitable for: -
o the developing player;
o the experienced player wishing to update and refresh;
o the beginner seeking a broad insight into pipe bands

The RSPBA Pipe Band Workshop is excellent value for money. Attendees are taught and coached by a team of 10 instructors from the highest level of pipe bands including pipe majors, soloists, composers and experienced teachers and players from top bands i.e. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia; Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia; Strathclyde Police; ScottishPower; Lothian & Borders Police.

In addition to the day to day instructors, world class pipe band players attend to coach and give talks and recitals i.e. Robert Mathieson and Jim Kilpatrick, Shotts & Dykehead; Brian Lamond and Paul Turner, Dysart & Dundonald; Ian Duncan, formerly Vale of Atholl; Gary Killen, David Urquart Travel: Ian Roddich (former) and Jim Collins, Glasgow Skye Association.

On 2 evenings the Workshop visits top bands at rehearsal i.e. Vale of Atholl; Dysart & Dundonald; ScottishPower; Boghall & Bathgate.

The Workshop is held at the RSPBA building in the centre of Glasgow. It is non-residential but a variety of accommodation is available close by. The following pages may be of interest:
University of Strathclyde Halls of Residence:
http://www.strath.ac.uk/Departments/RESCAT/sales/accom.htm
The University of Glasgow:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/conference
Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board:
http://visitors.seeglasgow.com/xns4frames.htm

Cost for the 6 days, 2 evenings, lunches and morning/afternoon coffee/tea: - Juvenile 105 Adult 195
To enrol contact: - The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association,45 Washington Street, Glasgow G3 8AZ
Tel: 0141 221 5414 Fax: 0141 221 1561
or
e-mail John McKenzie at: jm011a8728@blueyonder.co.uk

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