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

John McKenzie
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Date Posted: 13:00:29 04/02/02 Tue

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

The RSPBA Pipe Band Workshop is excellent value. 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:
The University of Glasgow:
Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board:

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
e-mail John McKenzie: jm011a8728@blueyonder.co.uk

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